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Best Superfoods for Women Over 50

Posted on 15 August 2017

As women age, our bodies transform and go through changes. A lot of these changes deal with hormone fluctuations, which can really mess with our moods, energy levels, sleep, and outlooks on life!

The good news is that we can prevent physical signs of aging by taking in to account what we put in our bodies. There is a lot that women can do make sure we feel forever-young for as long as possible. What we eat really does have effects on how well we age. Maintaining a healthy diet becomes extra important – as losing weight is more difficult as we get older. Nutritionists say that a diet rich in anti-inflammatory, nutrient-rich foods helps to prevent disease and weight gain.

Superfoods help us stay healthy. Plus, the healthier we feel, the more confidence we will have – and that means that we can feel confident in our outfits from Anthony’s! ;)

Here are the best superfoods for women over 50:

Yogurt

Yogurt is a source of calcium. This is great because calcium is essential for preventing osteoporosis. Yogurt is also full of probiotics and protein, which help our digestive systems to function properly.

Omega-3 Rich Fish

Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, and mackerel are high in omega-3 fatty acids. These are healthy for women at any age, however, the heart-protecting properties become even more important as we get older. Omega-3’s are also beneficial for keeping blood pressure in check and for cognitive function. Plus, we have quite a variety of fresh fish in Florida!

Berries

Blueberries are well-known for anti-aging benefits. That’s because blueberries are antioxidants, and studies also show blueberry intake helps prevent Alzheimer’s Disease. Cranberries help resolve UTI’s and have cardiovascular benefits. Other berries prevent inflammation and help our digestive tracts.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables are well-known for cancer-prevention. They are also full of vitamins and folate. These vitamins are crucial for keeping our immune systems strong and for preventing inflammation. Folate plays an important role in cognitive function.

Leafy Greens

Nutritionists say leafy greens such as kale and spinach are rich sources of vitamin K, C, and folate. Vitamin K maintains healthy blood clotting. Vitamin C is a beneficial antioxidant and immune system booster.

Soy

Soy products such as organic tofu and edamame have isoflavones in them, which are compounds that resemble the build of estrogen and help regulate hormone levels. Therefore, doctors say that isoflavones may help reduce our risk of breast cancer.

Whole Grains

Whole grains such as brown rice, oats, barley, etc. are good sources of fiber and B vitamins. Fiber rich foods promote healthy digestion. Fiber also helps lower our cholesterol levels, according to studies.

These superfoods will be wonderful additions to your grocery lists. Health is so important - and we need to do all we can to maintain it and prevent disease.

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