Remember those good old days when you used to spend some quality ‘me time’ getting a facial or a spa treatment at least on the weekends? Well, let’s be honest, those days are gone now! These days you spend all your time, either building your career or the future of your lovely kids (hats off to you if you have somehow learned how to juggle between the two successfully).
This means most of the time, you must be eating on the run, ignoring your health and mental wellbeing. But darling, you can’t afford to do that! If you won’t take care of yourself in your 30s, by the time you’ll be 45, you will reek of old age.
But the good news is, taking care of your health is not as complicated as you might think. You just need to learn a few tricks! First off, start eating these 5 superfoods for women on a regular basis and you’ll notice that within a few months, you’ll begin to feel healthier and more energized than ever before.
Dark green veggies like Brussel sprouts, spinach, and broccoli are your champions who work relentlessly to make sure you never contract a cancerous disease. So many studies have suggested that sulforaphane (a chemical found in broccoli) is capable of putting cancer cells like leukemia and melanoma on a self-destruction mode. Also, broccoli is rich in vitamin C which means a stronger immune system, better upkeep of cartilage and bones and of course – healthier, glowing beautiful skin.
Almonds are prebiotics in nature, which means, they are great for your digestion. They are rich in vitamin E, fiber and protein and they boost your body’s ability to absorb calcium. Almonds are also packed with magnesium which means more dopamine. Thus, they make you feel happier and calmer. A recent study has also revealed that almonds help you regulate your weight. They lower the amount of bad cholesterol while increasing the amount of good cholesterol in your system which means they are great for your heart as well. One of the best superfoods for women, indeed!
A rich source of vitamin K, Kale protects your bones from medical conditions like osteoporosis and inflammatory diseases. It’s packed with antioxidants and is probably the best cancer-preventing foods known to us on this planet. If you are someone who works on a laptop all day long, including kale into your diet is an absolute must. Since it contains carotenoids like zeaxanthin and lutein, it helps you combat eye strain and loss of vision. It’s loaded with calcium and vitamin C as well.
After coming back from the gym or your pilates class have you been experiencing shooting pains in your joints? This could be a sign of arthritis. It’s time for you to up your fish game! One good serving of a cold-water fish like salmon, trout, sardines or white tuna gives you more than 1,000 mg of DHA and omega-3 fatty acids. You get your daily dose of Vitamin D, selenium and calcium as well by having just one meal, full of fish protein. Selenium, in particular, is an antioxidant found in cold-water fishes, helps boost immunity and also, protects you from cell damage.
Late 30s is when you start developing fine lines. You probably have already started researching what kind of cosmetic treatments you’ll undergo in another 10 years or so, right? Here’s an alternative – incorporate a superfood like beans into your daily diet to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from appearing. Beans are rich in antioxidants and they help you deal with your free-radicals woes. They are also loaded with folate, iron, soluble fiber, protein, and magnesium. And black beans contain omega-3 fatty acids and chemicals like flavonoids. Which means a healthy and happy heart!
Besides these 5 superfoods for women, eat foods like beets, blueberries, tart cherries, and quinoa. There are so many incredible recipes you can create with all these wonderful ingredients.
Let us know which superfoods from our list are your personal favorites. Stay healthy, stay happy!