The first rule of any healthy diet is to balance a variety of foods. However, for women, scientists have shown that certain foods can even help reverse osteoporosis, heart disease, breast cancer.
Foxnews gives a list of 5 indispensable foods in women’s menu.
The ripe, succulent tomatoes are good for your health and easy to eat. Some studies show that foods rich in lycopene, an antioxidant like tomatoes, play an important role in reversing breast and cervical cancer.
There are no clinical trials to support this hypothesis. Possibly a protective effect from a diet rich in vegetables rather than from just one. In that case, you should still choose this food, the reason is that it is very good for the heart. Lycopene helps maintain blood pressure levels, reducing the risk of heart disease in women by up to 50%.
You can choose to eat them raw or cooked. However, tomatoes that are cooked, with a little oil added, have more lycopene and other antioxidants.
This is considered an essential ingredient in women’s meals. Scientists have extracted three very healthy ingredients from this nut: plant-based omega 3 fats, fiber, and disease-fighting compounds called lignans.
In addition, 40 grams of ground flaxseed can help cool down. Other reports suggest that it can lower bad cholesterol.
This yellow or brown seed even plays an important role in the fight against breast cancer. However, one thing to note is that if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should avoid this type of food.
You may only need 1-2 teaspoons of ground flaxseeds per day because most nuts are actually not easily digested.
Omega 3 fats are very good for health, especially for women. Studies show that the oils in salmon can help you overcome postpartum depression, especially if you increase it in the last 3 months of pregnancy. Omega 3 is also important for fetal development.
As you enter your 40s, it’s important to note that heart disease is the number one killer of women. And once estrogen levels start to plummet, eat fatty fish like salmon to stay healthy.
Each week you should eat about 100 g or more of salmon or any other fatty fish.
Sometimes folk remedies really work. Cranberry juice can help treat urinary tract infections in women. The reason is not because it is acidic or high in vitamin C, but rather antioxidants called proanthocyanins. It prevents bacteria from attaching to the bladder wall where they can multiply and cause infections.
You should drink 100% pure blueberry juice, do not add sugar, it will be much more effective.
This fruit can help you fight breast cancer and osteoporosis. A new study shows that just under 60 grams of walnuts a day can help delay the growth of breast cancer and slow the growth of tumors in mice. The main cause is antioxidants called phytosterols found in this fruit.
In addition, it also contains plant-based omega 3 fats that are very good for health. Another study found that a diet rich in plant-based omega 3 fats helps prevent osteoporosis.
In Vietnam, walnut is also considered a valuable medicine. Depending on the locality, walnut trees also have different names such as wild figs (Northern) or wild guava (Southern).