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Power foods for Women

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Power foods for Women

Dr Ritika
Dietetics
Dietetics
Regional Head - South Zone

A must in all women’s plates:

  • Yogurt: A bowl or two daily is excellent for the digestive system as yogurts are loaded with probiotics besides being a good source of protein and calcium too
  • Greens: Any greens from spinach to coriander to mustards add to the fiber content besides being loaded with antioxidants to fight the free radicals.
  • Flaxseed: a tablespoon is all that is needed to provide the recommend dose of omega 3 fatty acids to fight inflammations, heart diseases and obesity.
  • Oats: the best source of soluble fiber , add to your daily diet in your breakfast.
  • Egg: A complete protein with minerals and vitamins and biotin which is good for your hair.
  • Beans are the source of protein enriched with minerals and fiber and have medicinal values for diabetics.
  • Soybean: taking 25 gms of soya protein daily protect our heart besides being an excellent source of isofavones which protect against breast cancer and prevents most menopausal symptoms.
  • Walnuts are very nutritious, providing protein and many essential vitamins such as B and E, minerals as potassium, selenium and magnesium. It also contain omega 3 fatty acids which are vital for brain development and reduce risk of heart diseases. Pop in 5- 10 walnuts daily to protect your heart.
  • Almonds are called the powerhouse of nutrition; flooded with protein , fiber and vitamin A , a handful daily dose of the magic for good health and glowing skin.