For women who are looking for foods that can multi-task just as well as they can, these nine power foods can get the job done. Make sure these are all included in your family’s weekly grocery list all throughout the year.
You’ll be happy to know that dark chocolate is on this list! European researchers found that when women ate a small amount of dark chocolate, their bodies produced less of the stress hormone, cortisol.
Mushrooms can help prevent breast cancer. Avocados, high in monounsaturated fat, can help flatten your belly. Since calcium is key for preventing osteoporosis (even when you’re in your 20s), adding parmesan cheese to salads, pasta, and even sprinkled on your open-faced sandwiches can be a winner for women.
Apples are able to boost your body’s very own disease-fighting capabilities. (So, when the doctor says, “An apple a day keeps me away,” she wasn’t kidding.)
Women can be susceptible to lower than normal iron levels, so stocking up on lentils can help build up iron stores in the body.
Broccoli is one of the cruciferous vegetables that helps fight wrinkles and packs a punch with high levels of Vitamin C. Potatoes offer a healthy dose of carbohydrates and, surprisingly, have even more potassium than bananas. Spinach, a no-brainer, is one of those leafy greens that should always be on hand.
Try combining many of these superfoods together in the kitchen and see what kind of recipes you can come up with.