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When it comes to eating healthy for women, there are just some foods that are really packed with tremendous vitamins and nutrients. So take a look at some “superfoods” that are packed with nutrients and vitamins that ensure optimum health and wellness.

Brussels Sprouts

OK… so perhaps they might not smell great (and that’s because the smell is a compound called allyl isothiocyanate) but they are packed with nutrients that cause precancerous cells to self-destruct. According to Jonny Bowden, PhD, author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth , if women made Brussels Sprouts apart of their diet, women would see a diminishing chance of the incidence of colon cancer. Those mini cabbages are also packed with fiber and immune-boosting vitamin C and vitamin A.

Pistachios

Get with it. Pistachios are the new “it” nut and new studies support that they may reduce the risk of diabetes by decreasing the effect of carbs on blood sugar levels. Did you know that Pistachios are also rich in protein, fiber, and healthy monounsaturated fat? It’s true.

Close-up of a bowl of pistachios

According to medical experts, pistachios are high in protein, fiber, and healthy monounsaturated fat. (Credit: ThinkStock Images)

Whole Grain

The benefits of incorporating whole grain in a diet for women are almost endless. Whole grain is rich in fiber and oatmeal is a great source of whole grain. For anyone who consumes oatmeal for breakfast, those folks tend to stay full all morning and consume less at lunch, because of the high protein and fiber that oatmeal has.

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate in moderation is a great food for women. Enjoying a small amount of flavonoid-filled dark chocolate may prevent clogged arteries. It has also been known to reduce women’s risk of developing heart disease. Other research points to the consumption of chocolate releasing serotonin, the feel-better brain chemical.

Dark Chocolate has several properties that enhance focus and concentration. (Credit: ThinkStock Images)

Don’t Pass On The Tomatoes!

Tomatoes are also a rich superfood for women. Did you know that red tomatoes are full of lycopene, a substance that helps lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration? It is true.

Watch the video below for more information about “superfoods” you should consume:

Superfoods That Women Should Not Live Without was originally published on news92fm.com

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