Plate full of health
Women require foods with different values to sustain themselves and be energized. There are certain foods that must be incorporated in their diet for added health and fitness.
We present some of them which include:
Whole grains are high on fiber and hence help the digestive process. They are also known to cut off the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Oatmeal, whole wheat bread, brown rice etc. are some of the best sources.
Green leafy vegetables
A known fact ,green leafy vegetables are packed with minerals, vitamins, iron and lot of fiber. Green leafy vegetables are fenugreek ,spinach, cabbage, lettuce, amaranth leaves, and other local green leaves.
The colourful berries like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and the Indian berries are known to have powerful anti-cancer agents. They play a key part in repairing cells and help fight many diseases including breast cancer and colon cancer.
Foods containing folate is a very important for pregnant women and are known to prevent major birth defects and keep the heart healthy. Folic acid or folate is usually found in spinach, oranges, sesame seeds, brown sugar or jaggery,etc.
An age-old Indican curative which is consumed both internally and used externally turmeric has cur cumin which has medicinal values. It is useful in treating conditions like inflammation, arthritis, digestive problems all of which are very common in women.
Calcim rich food
A very common outcome of not taking sufficient calcium in women is osteoporosis. It is essential to incorporate calcium especially after child birth and at the onset of menopause for women to prevent any bone related issues. Calcium also helps in preventing colon cancer part from strengthening the bones. Yoghurt, milk, milk based products, cheese, eggs etc. are great sources of calcium.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acid which improves the mood and controls the mood swings in ladies during menstrual time is very essential. You can buy the supplements or a get it through eating fish and cod liver oil capsules, walnuts and a new entrant in the Indian diet scene, flax seeds which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. They help in reducing the risk of breast cancer and other heart diseases. The anti-inflammatory properties help in preventing arthritis.
Just a visit to local grocery store and fishmonger and you can have your plate filled with fitness and strength !