9 Healthy food that every woman should add to her diet

Women are the best multi-tasking individuals out there. Juggling between work life and family chores and everything in between a life of women is complex. The burden and struggle only increase as they age with physical obstacles like PMS, cramps, energy deficiency, etc. And it is no secret that this kind of workload requires an adequate amount of nutrition intake. 

Let’s look at the 9 different healthy foods that every woman should have regularly.

Curd

A staple food item in most Indian households especially down south. This dairy derivative doesn’t require a lot of introduction so we’ll jump into nutrition values. Curd contains essential probiotics that keep the gut strong and help efficient digestion. It also reduces problems related to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and not to mention it also has a high level of calcium for bone density.

Flaxseed

These contain the essential OMEGA- 13 Fatty acids which safeguard us from cardiac problems, hypertension, depression, and joint pain. Doctors usually suggest sprinkling flaxseeds on salads and curd when you are suffering from PSCOS. This is because consumption of flaxseeds can control irregular periods and menstruation liked difficulties.

Lentils

These are a good source of protein and fiber needs for the body. These are tested and proved to deter heart disease and breast cancer. It is also proven to be effective against cholesterol deficiency as it contains soluble and insoluble fibers.

Berries

Berries are a perfect alternative for your junk cholesterol bundling snacks. Berries in the form of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries anything will do. These are antioxidants and play an important role in cell repair and can control heart disease.  

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolates are a  stress buster and a constant commodity during PMS. But these also induce endorphin release and trigger relaxation that produces a happy high. However, control the intake within 70% cocoa content to be on the safer side.

Spinach

The never-ending energy source of popeye the sailor! And rightly so. These are superfoods that contain a large amount of energy content. Vitamin K, magnesium, and calcium in combination are the perfect mixture for a constant powerhouse. Spinach also increases immunity, muscle efficiency, and eye health.

Chickpeas

The phytoestrogen in chickpeas mimic the female hormone estrogen and staple consumption can tackle hormonal imbalance. It can also reduce daily hot flushes and vaginal dryness.

Quinoa 

These contain high levels of copper, phosphorus, iron, and magnesium, which together help in building up bone density and reduces PMS-related distress.

Nuts

Vitamin and mineral in small packaging! The nuts like almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, etc. give sufficient amounts of good cholesterol and help in controlling bad cholesterol levels in the body. It helps in reducing heart-related conditions.

These are supplement intake along with your regular diet. These alone won’t suffice your entire nutrition needs.