Fruits are not only healthy, they also are delicious sweet
snacks providing many benefits. Fruits contain many of
needed in everyone’s diet, especially vitamins A
and C and two essential elements, natural sugars, and water.
The vitamin C found in fruits strengthens the immune system,
and helps us deal with stress.
It is common knowledge that vegetables are good for us, but
why? They prevent diseases such as heat attack and high blood
Dark green vegetables are considered the best for our health;
they are rich in antioxidants and help cleanse our bodies.
There are a variety of ways to prepare vegetables, but it
to incorporate at least five or more servings a day in our
Whole grains are essential in a woman’s diet; they
help reduce the risk of many diseases that affect women later
life such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Whole wheat
breakfast cereals, organic granola bars, and various other
products made of grain are the main source of whole grains
One recommended serving of whole grain is considered almost
enough to be a complete meal since it contains all the necessary
fiber, protein, carbohydrates, vitamin B and E complexes,
and many more essentials of a healthy diet.
Calcium Rich Foods:
These include such foods as milk, yogurt, and cheese. Osteoporosis
is a weakening and increased brittleness of the bones that
affects many women as they get older, but a balanced intake
lowers the risk for this disease, and strengthen the bones
in the process. The main goal of incorporating calcium into
diet is to protect it against incapacitating bone loss. It
is recommended that women take a calcium supplement because
hard to get the amount needed even in a healthy diet. As
women, our bodies need 1000-1200 mg of calcium a day.
Salmon, tuna, and other types of fish are some of the best
ways to get fats such as Omega-3 into our diet. Fish and
the protein needed in a balanced diet, but only fish, seeds,
and nuts are also good sources of both protein and essential
fats. Essential fats, such as those found in seeds, nuts,
and flaxseed oil, help speed up the metabolism, which in
bad fats and fatty acids into good fats or push bad fats
out of the body.
Lark, Susan M. MD. “Foods To Eat For Good Health.” Excerpted
from Women’s Health Companion.
Benefits of Calcium. Mama’s Health.com.
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