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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Healthy Foods for Women -

We all need to eat healthy.  These foods will help in the anti-aging process, some fight wrinkles and boosts your mood. 
  • Wild Alaskan Salmon (I think this is recommended by Dr. Perricone)  This is rich in Omega 3's which boosts mood and fights depressions.  Also, is great for your skin.  You should have 2 servings of fish per week.
  • Wild blueberries - boosts memory and is an ultimate anti-aging good high in anti-oxidants to help fight wrinkles.  1/2 cup to 1 cup of berries per day.
  • Oats - Lowers cholesterol and is rich in fiber which makes you feel full and helps control your weight.  Steel cut oats has much more fiber. Eat oats and whole grains throughout the day.  The Heart Association recommends 25 to 30 grams a day.
  • Broccoli - May help prevent breast cancer by fighting excessive estrogen.  Rich in vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A.  Less than 30 calories per serving.  Eat 2 or more 1/2 cupfuls per week.
  • Walnuts - Great snack food.  Rich in proteins, fiber, minerals and Omega 3's.  Eat about 12 walnut halves daily.  Boosts brain power, lowers cholesterol, makes you sleep better, prevents heart disease helps you cope with stress, cancer fighter. 
  • Avocados - Yes they are high in fat but the good fat.  It is a heart healthy monosaturated fatty acid that can help you lose belly fat. Packs higher amounts of potassium, magnesium, folate, protein and vitamins E and K.  1/2 avocado a day.  I love to put avocado slices on sandwich. Try it with turkey or tomato.
  • Red Beans - Beans, beans good for your heart..the more you eat, the more you..feel better.  Rich in antioxidants, proteins, minerals fibers including resistant starch which seems to boosts the bodies ability to burn fat.  Canned beans are a good option.  Eat 3 cups a week.
  • Greek Yogurt - Rich in calcium and very good for those old bones.  Fat-free yogurt has twice as much protein as regular yogurt.  Eat at least 3 servings of dairy a day.  Greek yogurt is a good swap for sour cream.
  • Olive oil - Heart Healthy, great for your skin and studies are showing this protects against Alzheimer's Disease.  It is great for you hair and your skin (topical). Good to get 2 TBSP per day.
  • Dark Chocolate - No list would be complete without this.  Rich in antioxidants and studies show that dark chocolate may hydrate the skin and lower blood pressure.  Too, it may sharpen your thinking.  One quarter ounce a day is recommended.
  • Almonds - great snack food.  Helps in losing weight.  Rich in vitamins D and A and low in saturated fat.
What else is good for you?  Beef  - lean - the zinc may build up immunity and fight iron deficiency
Green Tea - Drinking 4 cups a day helps burn about 80 calories.  When I was trying to lose weight, I really drank the green tea. 
Kefir - Probiotics - helps with digestion and Lentils - great source of energy.

So, there you have it.  And, drink that water.  Can I have my chocolate now?

2 comments:

  1. A great summer refresher? Slice a tomato and have sliced cucumbers. Yummy

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  2. Thanks for this great info. You rock Mimi!!

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