10 Best Superfoods for Women

Food is an important part of pleasure. And getting — and staying — healthy can often be as simple as optimizing what we eat. But how do you know what to pick in a sea of endless grocery stores choices? How do we eat healthy and delicious?

Here are 10 of my personal staple foods to include regularly in your diet. This is not an exhaustive list: there are literally hundreds of amazing fruits and vegetables to choose from, many different nuts and seeds, beans, whole grains, and other foods that comprise an optimal diet. But these are the food “must haves” for maintaining vitality — at any age.

Enjoy these versatile and scrumptious foods on their own — a bowl of fresh berries, a handful of nuts, or a ripe avocado. Or transformed into a simple, delectable meal, for example, broiled salmon and sautéed kale with toasted walnuts. And of course, there’s one of my best food pals — dark chocolate!

About the Author

Aviva Romm, MD is The Women’s Doctor. A Yale-trained, Board Certified Family Physician, midwife, herbalist, and award-winning author, she is the internationally respected authority on botanical and integrative/functional medicine for women and children. Aviva combines her unique backgrounds to help women transform their health and their lives. Dr. Romm practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center with Dr. Mark Hyman in Lenox, MA. Visit her website www.avivaromm.com for a free gift and regular updates.