Some people (myself included) tend to put more emphasis on the amount of exercise we get in a day rather than what we’re eating. This might be so that we can get away with eating whatever we want, but that’s not how it works! While exercise is super important, our diet is even more important.
With that being said, do you know what foods are the most healthy and will provide the best benefits? We’ll admit there’s an overload of information out there with new diet tips and tricks that promise excellent results every day, so it can be hard to decipher what’s real and what’s not.
Don’t fret! We understand that our health can be hard to navigate, especially when it comes to our diet. Instead of following a specific diet, the most important thing to do is to eat whole, nutritious, and healthy foods, including any of these 20 superfoods for women’s health…
1. Greek Yogurt
Yogurt is a popular snack and is well known for its digestive benefits. What makes yogurt particularly great for women is the notion that it may decrease the risk of breast cancer, says Elizabeth Somer, MS, RD, author of Age-Proof Your Body. “And there’s very strong evidence it can reduce problems associated with irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory digestive tract disorders — both conditions that impact women more than men.” There’s also evidence that it can help reduce the risk of stomach ulcers and vaginal infections, says WebMD.
The only problem with yogurt is that there are so many different options. Greek yogurt is among the best because it’s loaded with protein, but according to Somer, just make sure it’s a low fat variety with live cultures like Lactobacillus acidophilus. Also, be sure to always choose a plain option because the ones with added flavors and fruit contain lots of sugar. You’re better off to buy plain and sweeten it up at home with fruit or honey.