There are many books on diets out there and while every organism is different and there is no such thing such one diet fits all, there are certainly certain foods that can help strengthen the immune system, aid in hormonal balance and even assist in the promotion of a healthy gut.
For women these foods can mean the relief they have been looking for to either lose weight, alleviate symptoms of menopause and even help regulate hormonal imbalance.
5 foods every woman should eat
Women with lower levels of vitamin c are more prone to develop gallbladder related diseases and with papaya having double the amount of vitamin c than oranges, it is the perfect fruit for women.
Flex seed meal
Rich with the estrogen like compound that may aid in the fight against breast cancer and slow down tumor growth.
May help reduce hot flashes caused by menopause and help strengthen the bones due to its high protein constituents.
Examples: Tofu, Seitan, Tempeh, Edamame
Helps combat iron deficiency naturally caused by menstruation and it is also a lean meat, providing more iron than fat.
Dark Leafy Greens
Rich in vitamin k, leafy greens may help the fight against osteoporosis and bone disintegration that happens naturally with aging.
Examples - Turnip, Spinach, Okinaway Spinach, Beet Leaves, Collards, Kale, Chaya, Longevity Spinach
Also read: 5 benefits of consuming Cranberry Hibiscus
4 foods women should eat for hormonal balance
Poultry, Fatty Fish and Soy Proteins
May helps alleviate hot flashes caused by menopause and may also reduce the risk of breast cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.
Ex: Turkey, Chicken, Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines
May help reduce excess estrogen.
Ex: Broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, cabbage, brussel sprouts.
Lack of vitamin B can cause feelings of anxiety and depression.
Ex: Lean beef, whole grains
Asparagus, Melons & Watercress
These foods help combat bloating that naturally happens during periods of menstruation and menopause.
5 Foods women should avoid for hormonal balance
Sugar exaggerate the hormonal symptoms and cutting sugar can help alleviate them.
Can trigger night sweats and hot flashes.
Can spark hot flashes caused by hormonal imbalance.
High Fat Foods
Can trigger hot flashes and unable the body's ability to cool body down
Avoid spicy foods to minimize hot flashes and night sweats caused by hormonal imbalance or during periods of menstruation or menopause.
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