Indulge in Foods to Help You Become a Better YOU
Women’s Health Month isn’t quite over yet! Getting and staying healthy, as a woman, should be a very high priority in your life. One of the most important aspects of staying healthy is making sure that the food you put in your body is nutritious and benefits your health. Eating the right food is one of the best, and most efficient, ways of making sure you are keeping you and your body in tip top shape! Staying away from heavily processed foods that are loaded with added sugar and trans-fat is definitely a great place to start, but did you know there are certain foods that you can eat that benefit different parts of your body?
Eating Your Way to a Healthy Heart
Heart disease can be fatal! It is one of the leading causes of death, due to poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and even family history. To reduce your risk of developing heart issues, try incorporating foods into your diet that contain a high omega-3 content, to reduce your risk of developing health problems. Fish, particularly salmon, have a high omega-3 content. Walnuts, sprouted garlic, olive oil, apples, and beans are also excellent additions to your diet, to promote a healthy heart. For those who love chocolate, even dark chocolate, if eaten in proportion, has been shown to help reduce the risk of heart problems. Youngevity offers Healthy Chocolate to indulge your sweet tooth! Youngevity’s Triple Treat Chocolate not only features the health-promoting benefits of cocoa, but also antioxidant-rich blueberries, and probiotics as well.
Diseases that affect the brain can be more likely to affect women than men! Make sure you are taking care of your brain now, by eating the right foods to prevent brain health problems later in life. Shrimp, cinnamon, blueberries, and almonds are all foods that give your brain the good nutrients it needs for a power boost, not only now, but in the long run too! Shrimp in particular is high in choline, an essential nutrient that has been linked to boost cognitive function.
Boost Your Mood and Immunity
We all know that stress can sometimes feel like a huge burden that just won’t seem to go away. Unfortunately, high stress levels can lead to autoimmune diseases. Though stress is unavoidable, as it happens to everyone, eating the right foods to boost your mood can boost your immunity, reducing your risk of developing autoimmune diseases. Brazil nuts and beets are foods to add to your diet to boost that mood and immunity, as well is Rooibos tea, which is high in aspalathin that has been shown to reduce stress hormones.
Don’t forget that a better, healthier you starts with YOU, making the necessary changes to become a healthier woman! One of the easiest ways to do this is to change the quality of the food that you are putting into your body. Youngevity’s GOFoods brand offers you a quick and easy way to get the nutrition that you need, and has the “Gold Standard” in quality foods needs!
As the month of May, and Women’s Health Month, comes to a close, keep in mind that women’s health should stay in the forefront of our minds year round, as it is so extremely important to keep ourselves healthy. Remember that Youngevity offers a number of women’s health products to keep you at your best, for a healthy and balanced life!