8 Foods That Are Beneficial for Women

Vine-ripened tomatoes.

Tomatoes are rich in vitamins C and E. (Image: Photosforyou via Pixabay)

Women, like men, should enjoy a variety of healthful foods from all foods groups, including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, low-fat or fat-free dairy, and lean protein. But women also have special nutrient needs, and, during each stage of a woman’s life, these needs change.

To help stave off health issues, women should consume these 8 foods

1. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in vitamins C and E. These two nutrients can help to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer and help maintain the health and longevity of the ovaries.

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A natural panacea is to wash and cut two tomatoes into cubes, add sugar, and mix well before consuming. Equally, juice the tomatoes for a refreshing beverage.

2. Spinach

Spinach is rich in folic acid and steaming spinach helps protect the folic acid from being damaged before it is eaten. In addition to spinach, romaine lettuce, asparagus, broccoli, and kale also contain folic acid.

To prepare, take a handful of fresh spinach leaves and wash them thoroughly. Chop them and then add seasonings such as salt or white pepper. Add sesame oil and mix well. Steam the spinach for 10 minutes and then serve.

A bunch of fresh carrots lay on a wooden surface.
Carrots contain β-carotene, which helps protect the cognitive function of the brain and enhances memory.(Image: Kondratova via Dreamstime)

3. Carrots

Women who eat carrots five times per week reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. Carrots contain β-carotene, which helps protect the cognitive function of the brain and enhances memory.

Wash and thinly slice two carrots and steam until tender.

5. Broccoli

Broccoli is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and carotene. Scientists have concluded that cruciferous vegetables are the best anti-aging and anti-cancer foods.

Being especially beneficial for women, winter melon is rich in vitamin C, which has good moisturizing properties for the skin's collagen and elastin fibers.
Winter melon is rich in vitamin C, which has good moisturizing properties for the skin’s collagen and elastin fibers. (Image: via Secretchina.com)

6. Winter melon

Winter melon is rich in vitamin C, which is good for the skin’s collagen and elastin fibers. Eating winter melon often can effectively resist the initial formation of wrinkles, leaving your skin soft and smooth.

It is good to make pork bone soup with winter melon. Add one piece of corn, one carrot, two dried dates, and winter melon. When the soup is ready, put chopped coriander on top.

7. Coriander

Coriander possesses a special fragrance because it contains volatile oils and aromatic substances. 

Coriander is rich in nutrients — it contains vitamin C, carotene, and vitamin E in high concentrations. The mineral content is also high with iron, zinc, and selenium. 

If you have a cough in winter, boil some water and add coriander. Simmer for two minutes then drink to help reduce your coughing.

8. Potatoes

Potatoes are rich in vitamins B1, B2, B6, pantothenic acid, and other B vitamins plus a large amount of high-quality cellulose. They also contain nutrients such as trace elements, amino acids, protein, and fat, as well as high-quality starch. Eating potatoes often aids people’s health and appearance and doctors in Hong Kong strongly advise diabetic patients to consume potatoes.

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