Moms rule the world! It’s a good time to remind our Moms, or female loved ones, of the foods to keep in their diet that will help protect against common female illness and disease. Here are my top five.
5 Foods To Fight Female Illness
Swiss chard is a great source of magnesium, calcium and vitamin K, three nutrients that are vital in bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis. Try sautéing some swiss chard in coconut oil and adding garlic and onion for flavor.
Garlic has sulfur-containing compounds that can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure. It can also slow the growth of arterial plaque, and all of these factors are closely linked to heart disease. Add a clove of minced garlic to a salad dressing for some extra kick.
In order for the body to produce collagen, which keeps the skin looking young and firm, it needs protein. Salmon is an excellent source of protein, and is also high in omega-3s, which are anti-inflammatory and can help protect against arthritis. Top salmon with some fresh dill and lemon and bake in the oven at 425F for 25 minutes.