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5 foods every woman should and should not eat

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.

According to the book The Age Defying Diet by Dr. Caroline Apovian there are certain types of foods that women should include in their diet and also food that should be avoided .

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

Cruciferous vegetables

May help reduce excess estrogen.

Ex: Broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, cabbage, brussel sprouts.

B Vitamins

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.

Caffeinated Beverages

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

Spicy foods

Avoid spicy foods to minimize hot flashes and night sweats caused by hormonal imbalance or during periods of menstruation or menopause.


For more details on foods and daily habits that can help you get the health and life you always wanted via diet and education, purchase The Age Defying Diet book on amazon or listen to it on audible.

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