Important Foods for Women
Fish – Most (wild) fish is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 has health benefits like anti-aging properties, skin improving properties, and cancer preventing properties. Wild fish is also full of vitamin D. Vitamin D is a major immune system booster, and it allows for calcium to be absorbed into the body. Because women are more likely than men to develop osteoporosis, it is important that Women consume more vitamin D. Calcium is useless without vitamin D. More benefits of omega-3s include a reduced risk of breast cancer, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and improved brain function.
Red Meat – Red meat is full of Iron. The main function of iron is to help transport oxygen via the blood stream and distribute it throughout the body. Its really important that women incorporate iron into their diet because they experience monthly blood loss. Iron can be found in other foods such as eggs, oatmeal, and spinach.
Onions – The health benefits from onions are outstanding. Onions are naturally anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and are a natural blood thinner. Onions are rich in chromium, fiber, and vitamin C, and they also contain vitamin B6 which helps with improving mood, manganese, tryptophan, folate, and potassium. These properties help promote good health and healing. In addition, onions are a cancer-fighting food. Women who consume a lot of onions have been linked to a 25% reduced risk of breast cancer and a 73% reduced risk of ovarian cancer.