7. Dark Chocolate
Antioxidant-rich dark chocolate is something that every woman should eat. Plus, eating a small bite of dark chocolate is a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth. The flavonoids present in dark chocolate help prevent clogged arteries and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Chocolate also releases serotonin, the body’s natural feel-better brain chemical. Dark chocolate contains other healthy nutrients too, like magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, and phosphorus that are important for bone health.
Eat just one-quarter ounce of dark chocolate daily. When buying dark chocolate, opt for one that is made up of at least 70 percent cocoa.
Every woman should eat almonds daily. Almonds are nutrient dense, loaded with protein, good quality fats, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, selenium, folate, and vitamins E and A.
Eating almonds can lower cholesterol, boost brain power, help you sleep better, prevent heart disease, and fight cancer. Plus, almonds can help you lose weight, including belly fat.
Eat one ounce or about one-eighth of a cup of almonds daily. Almonds make a healthy snack that is filling and satisfying. Also, you can add chopped almonds to salads, yogurt or whole grain cereals.