There may be days when you don’t feel like a Superwoman, but that doesn’t mean that everyone around you won’t expect you to be! As soon as our feet hit the floor, women are bombarded with all kinds of demands, both at home and in the workplace. In order to keep everything (including our sanity) in balance, we need a good night’s rest, a 30-minute workout routine and a really healthy diet.
To stay in tip-top shape, are you wondering that your meals should consist of? Here are five super foods to give you the energy you need to do all of the things that you want (and even a few that you don’t want, but need to get done anyhow).
If you like fish, then you’ll love salmon due to all of the great things that it does for your body. It’s filled with protein and amino acids, which help to develop our muscles and provide our internal organs with the nutrients that they need. It’s high in Vitamin D; that helps to support strong bones. And, it has plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids in it, which helps the heart to remain healthy, the skin to repair itself from any damage that UV rays may cause, it aids in soothing body aches and tired joints, and it supports the nervous system. If you’re wondering what kind you should put in the oven or on the grill, Wild Alaskan Salmon is best.
Grandma always said that we should eat our leafy greens, and that’s a habit that we should carry even throughout adulthood. Broccoli and greens are low in calories while being high in Vitamin A and C. Vitamin A is not only good for the eyes, but it’s essential for healthy cell development. Vitamin C helps the body to form collagen, the tissue that helps to keep cells together; every part of our body needs that. Avocado is loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids, the acid that is linked to helping people to lose belly fat. It’s also packed with fiber, which aids in digestions and some doctors consider it to be an aphrodisiac as well. That’s because many of the nutrients directly linked sexual health are found in avocados including potassium, magnesium and Vitamin E.
Berries are not only sweet to the taste, but great for the body too. Blueberries are filled with antioxidants, which can help to reduce the inflammation of cells. Strawberries also have antioxidants in them; specifically ones known as phenols. They help to shield the body from heart disease. It has been discovered that cherries have several anti-cancer agents in them and Bing cherries, especially, have natural estrogen in them that’s great for relieving menopausal symptoms. Gogi berries have 18 amino acids. Another bonus is that it’s like a berry-flavored B-complex treat full of B1,B2 and B6 vitamins—all of which are vital to a woman’s nervous system. And acai berries have levels of anthocyanins in them, a substance that lowers cholesterol levels in the body.
What 3-5 servings per week of a cup of low-fat yogurt can do for the body is close to miraculous. Solid evidence supports the fact that live cultured yogurt is filled with lactobacillus bulgaricus and acidophilus, which is basically simply good bacteria that our bodies need to keep yeast in balance (which helps to prevent irritating yeast infections from happening or to alleviate symptoms once you have one), heal urinary tract infections and to fight against fungal infections entering our systems. Acidophilus is also associated with alleviating digestive disorders and helps to increase one’s immunity. Indeed, just a few swallows of a creamy snack can detoxify in the body in a myriad of ways.
There are very few people that aren’t excited by the fact that chocolate actually works for you rather than against you; however, when scientists released that information, they weren’t really referring to eating a Twix bar. Dark chocolate (60% or more cocao on the package) is what has the most antioxidants in it. So much so, that it’s ranked right on up there with blueberries and green tea. Antioxidants have many functions; they are great for fighting cancer cells, preventing cardiovascular disease and even preventing premature aging. Who doesn’t love the thought of that?