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Essential Foods For Women's Wellness

November 04, 2020

We all want to live a well-balanced life. Many women strive to be the best version of themselves (and succeed), but let’s be honest, fitting in a daily workout and/or mediation can be challenging sometimes, so we’re all about finding quick and easy ways to incorporate wellness into daily life. 

Today we’re focusing on foods that enhance wellness, and since eating is already part of your day, adding some additional foods to your diet should be easy to achieve.  

Food acts as fuel for our bodies. The kind and quality of food we eat, reflect on our health and well-being. Nature has blessed us with certain food sources that provide us enough energy and impart nourishment. Like medicines, some of the food groups are particularly advantageous in healing and maintaining well-being, which often classifies them as medicinal foods and superfoods. Some of them have nutrition and mineral composition that works synergistically to enhance women's hormonal, physical, and mental well-being. Including them in your diet can benefit your wellness in several ways.  

Here are five of these foods that can help balance your overall wellness.  

Broccoli 

This superfood is low in calories but packed with nutrients that support multiple aspects of women’s health. It is loaded with antioxidants and helps fight body damaging free radicals and helps build immunity. Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous family of vegetables. 

The whooping high content vitamin K in broccoli helps maintain blood pressure. Broccoli is also amazing for your skin health as it countersigns aging and hyper pigmentation. Currently, there is a lot of hype about the role of collagen in skin health. The presence of high quantities of vitamin C (135% in 1 Cup serving) initiates collagen production that essentially helps increase the firmness and texture of the skin. One serving of broccoli supplies the body with many healthy vitamins and minerals essential for women’s health. Since cooking broccoli waters down its nutritional value, consider eating it cooked or steamed.  Stir fry anyone? 

Cranberry 

These little red berries can be a delicious as well as nutritious add on to your diet. Cranberry is a powerhouse full of antioxidants with a cup of cranberry containing almost 9000 antioxidant capacity. Cranberry is also great for women's vaginal health as it helps fight infection. The high level of proanthocyanidins in cranberries prevents bacteria from adhesion to the urinary tract. Therefore, it prevents UTI infection, a condition common in women. Cranberries can also nourish the skin. Something delicious that prevents a UTI and enhances skin, yes please! 

Whole Egg 

Egg possesses a reputation for nature’s best source of multivitamins; eggs are incredibly wholesome and nutritious. There is a lot of misconception about the egg yolk, and some of us tend to throw away the yellow part of the egg. However, the yellow part of the egg yolk is the powerhouse of nutrition containing a broad range of vitamins, including folate, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and selenium. While folate supports a healthy pregnancy in women, vitamin D helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis in old age. One whole egg contains approximately 6 grams of good quality of protein; i.e., it has the right ratios of essential amino acids for our body to utilize them efficiently.  

Studies found that eating eggs increases High-Density lipoprotein (HDL), the good cholesterol. Therefore, daily consumptions can take care of bone health and the essential fats to balance hormonal health in females. The dietary requirement suggests the consumption of 2 whole eggs every day for an adult female. Cooked eggs serve as a wholesome breakfast rich in good protein and fats. Pairing it with some carbohydrate sources such as bread, cereal, or fruits can give your body a perfect energy boost to kick start your day.  

Cannabis 

The legalization of cannabis gradually led to a lot of discoveries about the potential medicinal uses of cannabis. As the stigma tends to decline, the herb's social image changed from a recreational drug to medicinal marijuana. Cannabis has also shown its effectiveness in the obstetric and gynecological field. It can reduce uncomfortable feelings, cramps, and muscle stiffness during menstrual cycles. It can also help enhance sexual experiences and reduce menopausal symptoms such as vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and bladder infection. Cannabis can help in the swift transition of this phase.  

Cannabis can also be a safe alternative to deal with everyday stress and anxiety.  As cannabis edibles are one of the simplest ways to include cannabis in your diet, you can buy edibles online and make a selection from a range of delicious alternatives.      

The phytochemicals present in cannabis can boost immunity and help support vitality. If you’re interested in cannabis we recommend you check in with your doctor to understand the appropriate dosage and right strain to reap its benefits. 

Flaxseeds  

A natural systematic balance in the hormonal cycle is an essential aspect of women’s health. One component that helps reduce hormonal imbalances and restores regular menstrual cycles is the omega-three fatty acid. A good balanced hormonal health is not only pertinent to fertility; it also plays a key role in keeping mood, skin, hair, sleep, and other general wellness in order. Flaxseeds are loaded with minerals, oils, vitamins, and phytoestrogens that help regulate women's hormones.  

Flaxseeds also helps balance hormonal health by stimulating and metabolizing estrogen levels in the body. The ground flaxseeds contains high quantities of lignans that help eliminate excess hormones from our system. Flaxseeds are also a rich source of dietary fibers regulating the bowel movement to reduce constipation.  

The Bottom Line 

Adding healthy foods with positive benefits into your diet can help with multiple aspects of your health and well-being in a simple way. Maintaining work-life balance can be challenging, but incorporating wellness into your daily life doesn’t have to be. Start small and do what you can to add superfoods into your diet. Your body will thank you! 


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