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 backgrounds to guide women in transforming their health and their lives, and do the same for their kids. She is a leader in the revolution to shift the current medical system into one that respects the healing capacities of the body and nature. Aviva is on fire about creating a better world for all of us. 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 on transforming your health and your life.