Let’s face it ladies – being a woman isn’t east. We have to deal with hormonal mood swings, cramps, headaches; not to mention going to work, maintaining the household, and raising kids! And we want to look good doing it all, right?
Dealing with the stress of life isn’t always in our control. But one thing that is 100% under our control is what we eat. Do you know how they say we are what we eat? Well, there’s some truth to that. Everything you put into your body can be a tool in your health toolbox, so to speak. Choosing the right foods to eat is like choosing the right weapon to fight against the battles of aging and disease.
The following healthy foods can help protect the future you from many conditions and diseases that tend to plague the female gender, like diabetes, breast cancer, and heart disease. These foods can also help strengthen your bones, improve your immune system, protect your skin, and nurture you and your developing baby (if you’re preggers!).
First: Foods For Your Heart
We’re going to start with heart health. Why? Because heart disease is the leading killer of women (as well as men) in America. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every four female deaths is a result of heart disease.
The foods we’re about to go through can help ward off some of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, which are high blood pressure, stroke, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
So let’s get started…