Published On: Sep 05 2012 10:25:26 AM CDTUpdated On: May 11 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT
With Women's Health Week, which started on Mother's Day, running through May 14, take a look at 10 "superfoods" recommended by Fitness magazine for women to stay lean, healthy and strong.
These mini-cabbages are packed with fiber and immune-boosting vitamins A and C. Eating them may also cut your risk for colon cancer.
Lean beef cuts like tenderloin are a great source of protein, iron and heart-healthy B vitamins.
The antioxidants found in curry may help break up plaques in the brain that cause Alzheimer's disease. It's also been shown to halt tumor growth and destroy cancer cells in lab tests.
New research shows pistachios may reduce the risk of diabetes by decreasing the effect of carbs on blood sugar levels. They also help raise your good levels of cholesterol.
Nutrition experts recently agreed drinking three to five eight-ounce cups of coffee a day lowers your risk of Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and colon and liver cancers.
One of the easiest ways to significantly lower your cholesterol is to eat whole-grain oatmeal daily. Oatmeal's protein and fiber also keeps you fuller until lunch.
Shrimp is about 90 calories per three-ounce serving, has virtually no fat and is packed with protein. Shrimp is also rich in cancer-fighting selenium and bone-building vitamin D.
Enjoying a small amount of flavonoid-filled dark chocolate may prevent clogged arteries and reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Eating up to 3.6 ounces daily can also lower blood pressure, and chocolate releases the feel-good brain chemical serotonin.
A study on animals concluded that consuming a powdered version of tart cherries can lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, as well as decrease the body's ability to store fat in the liver.
Red tomatoes are full of lycopene, which helps lower your risk of cancer, heart disease and macular degeneration. But orange tomatoes contain two and a half times more.