Superfoods for women

Flaxseeds are rich in lignans, which help protect against breast cancer and regulate menstruation. They’re also full of omega-3 fatty acids and protein and fiber.

Blueberries are bursting with antioxidants. They are essential staple foods that promote brain function and focus. Polyphenols in blueberries help protect against Alzheimer’s. The anti-inflammatory properties found in blueberries also guard against cancer and heart disease.

Leafy greens such as kale, chard and spinach are high in calcium which helps prevent osteoporosis. Kale, mustard greens, collards, turnips and other cruciferous vegetables contain a precursor to diindolylmethane, a compound that helps the body metabolize estrogen into a more usable form. This helps protect women from breast and hormone related cancers.

Green teas, which contains epigallocatechin gallate, appears to be especially effective in reducing breast cancer risk. EGCG may also fight skin cancer by reversing the effects of ultraviolet damage. It also aids in weight loss, boosts metabolism, increases mental alertness and fights fatigue.

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