8 Nutritional All-Stars for Women

Now that food science has taken root in people’s diets around the world, eating healthy is not as easy as it should be. Chemicals, GMOs, artificial sweeteners and shortening are more ubiquitous than ever before.

When it comes to your health as a woman, wholesome, real food is essential. Eating a broad range of nutrient rich foods is pivotal to a long, beautiful life, which is why including these nutritional superstars in your diet should be priority.

Instead of focusing on a single food, this looks at vitamins and nutrients that are essential to women’s health. That way, instead of combing the grocery store aisles for a specific ingredient, you can load your plate with a broad range of foods for the best nutritional profile.

1. Probiotics

Also known as ‘live and active cultures’ found in fermented products and dairy, these live microorganisms are indispensable when it comes to maintaining a healthy gut. An unwell GI tract means bloating, discomfort, bowel issues and an impinged immune system. The impact gut microflora has on your health should not be ignored.

Probiotic sources:

  • Korean Kimchi and sauerkraut
  • Miso
  • Sourdough bread
  • Kefir
  • Skyr (Icelandic Yogurt), Greek and non-fat yogurt – try to avoid low-fat diet brands, which are glutted on chemicals, dyes, and other useless fluff
  • Kombucha
  • Banana – not exactly a source of probiotics but high in fructooligosaccharides, a carbohydrate that helps develop gut microflora and keep them happy.

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