We’ve all grown up hearing the good old saying, “You are what you eat”, and it has indeed proven itself to be very true. Especially ever since people’s eating habits have evolved, this saying has assumed way more relevance than it ever did.
People’s fast lifestyles have increased the need for everything instant, especially their meals. Unfortunately, that is not how nutrition works, especially if you are a woman.
Men’s and women’s nutritional needs are poles apart. Women’s bodies change throughout their lives. Think about it for once, there is an entire medical field that is dedicated to females alone. It is quite self-explanatory that women’s nutrition can’t be synonymous with men’s.
Including superfoods in your diet has proven to be a great way to supplement your meals with that much-needed goodness. While anything that meets your nutritional needs can be classified as a superfood, certain superfoods can be a boon for your health.
In this blog post, we will be discussing 5 superfoods that are a boon for women.
Contrary to popular opinion, women are at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, like heart diseases, risk of stroke, blood pressure, etc, quite as much as men. Walnuts are one superfood that can help you lower the risk of such diseases. These yummy nuts not only reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases but also are rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. Moreover, including walnuts in your diet has also been linked to weight loss. Well, now isn’t that a bonus?
Period symptoms can be a real struggle sometimes. The bloating, the mood swings, tender breasts, water retention, and those godforsaken cramps, ugh! Well, fret not, for this superfood might just be the one-stop solution for all your period blues. Pumpkin seeds are packed with goodness - omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A and B, zinc, copper, iron, magnesium, and plant protein. Not only the period symptoms, but they can even help relieve the PMS symptoms, as well. Pumpkin seeds can also help in relieving those sugar cravings, and make periods a much more manageable affair.
Unlike males, females have a higher fat-storage capacity and a lower metabolic rate. This might sound like the perfect explanation for why women accumulate fats in those hard-to-get-rid-of areas. This might also sound like the end of the world. Don’t worry, it’s not. As the only people who have the superpower of growing an entire human inside our bodies, having those child-bearing hips is essential. However, recent studies have shown that it’s not that tough to get rid of that extra stubborn fat. Including avocados, in your diet every day has been shown to help tackle visceral fat, which otherwise was the hardest fat accumulation to melt. Avocados are a rich source of healthy fats and fiber, while also being lower in calories. Now, what could be better than health and taste going hand-in-hand, right?
Ah, the sweet old berries! Berries are a wonderful source of antioxidants and vitamin C. These unassuming sweet treats are a superfood in all true senses. Berries are known to have collagen-production and cancer-fighting abilities, along with being able to fight off UTIs. Including berries into your diet is not only a treat for the tastebuds but your overall health, too!
We’re sure half of you got excited to see chocolate listed here, and the other half is just shocked. Well, yes, dark chocolate is indeed an incredible superfood that you must include in your diet (pretty sure it'll be the first thing getting included in your diet). Dark chocolate is rich in an antioxidant called ‘polyphenols’, which help in increasing your blood flow to the brain, aiding in sharpening the memory. Moreover, including dark chocolate in your diet can help ward off heart diseases and even cancer. Who knew that eating healthy could be so delicious, right?
These were 5 highly recommended superfoods for all super-women. Including these into your diet will not only enhance the taste of your meals, but the very specific benefits ensure your overall well-being.