Useful And Harmful Products For Female Health

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A woman's health and beauty are two components that help make her life happy. However, it's not enough to only take care of one's appearance, as, in fact, the whole body needs to be taken care of and treated properly. It is also necessary to keep in mind that the process of aging begins just after the age of 30. Therefore, not only upon reaching this age, but also in the preceding years, women need to pay attention to the food products that will help them stay healthy, energetic, slim and beautiful. Moreover, these foods also positively affect the state of the reproductive system.

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Useful products
Only a few minor corrections need to be made to your diet to cope with troubles like hair and nail breakages, dry skin, insufficient muscle tone, sleep problems, permanent stress, and gastrointestinal discomfort. In order to improve all this, it is recommended that you add the following 9 products to your diet.

1. Tomatoes
Just 200-300 gm of tomatoes per day will help slow down the process of aging and prevent the risk of the development of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. They contain high levels of antioxidants and lycopenes- a source of youth and beauty. It should also be noted that tomatoes have a low calorie content and are an inexpensive product. Moreover, the complex of vitamins that tomatoes are rich in has a positive influence on the female nervous system.

2. Calcium

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Calcium is an indispensable element in the normal functioning of nervous, cardiac, blood producing and blood circulatory systems. A lack of calcium provokes the development of osteoporosis, muscle and bone pain, and gait disorder. The daily norm is 1,000-1,200 mg and it can be obtained from hard cheese (100 gm of most varieties contain about 1,000 mg of calcium) and cottage cheese, which also contributes to the improvement of skin, hair and nails due to its easy digestibility. In particular, it is extremely important to ensure a sufficient intake of this micro-element after the age of 30, as the risk of pains in the joints increases and bones become more fragile with age.

3. Avocado
This fruit is rich in antioxidants, namely vitamins E and C. Avocado is a recognized leader in the fight against aging. Avocado can reduce the level of bad cholesterol - which adversely affects the functioning of the cardiovascular system. The recommended daily consumption rate is ½ of a ripe fruit which can be added to various salads and sauces and can also be used as an ingredient for the preparation of cosmetic masks and other care products. Its use is particularly beneficial in the complex of facial skin rejuvenation. Avocado has a moisturizing, nutritious and face lifting effect.

4. Oats
200-250 gm of oatmeal per day will quickly improve the activity of the cardiovascular system due to the normalization of cholesterol levels. What's more, this product provides a lasting sense of satiety, contributes to weight loss, and provides the body with the necessary fiber, magnesium, silicon and other micro-elements that help considerably improve not only appearance, but also the general well-being of a woman.


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This product is rich in vitamins A and E, known for their antioxidant properties, as well as lecithin, which contributes to the acceleration of metabolic processes. Regular consumption of soybeans (100-120 gm per day are enough) helps weight loss and the tocopherol they contain positively affects the immune system. Among the great variety of products it is found in, it is recommended to give preference to the natural ones, which are milk, tofu cheese and sauce.

6. Blueberries
This is one of the most popular berries which, beside tasting great, also have anti-aging properties. Blueberries have a bactericidal effect, which contributes to the elimination of inflammation in the body, the normalization of the functioning of gastrointestinal tract and pancreas, which, in its turn, has a positive influence on the state of hair and skin. In addition, they contain vitamins and micro-elements that help maintain acuity of vision, which is more than relevant for ladies working at a computer screen.

7. Walnuts
This delicacy, which may have been your favorite since childhood, fights excessive acidity of the stomach, liver problems and even diabetes. Gynecologists also recommend their consumption for the prevention of the development of female reproductive system diseases. Also, it's not a secret that the kernels of walnuts have a beneficial effect on brain activity, which is especially important for women who work with large amounts of information. 2-3 walnuts per day are enough and makes a perfect snack.

8. Linseed oil
In just 1-2 teaspoons of this product, there is an excessive amount of useful fatty acids and phytoestrogens. They will take care of your health and the appearance of hair and skin, and will also positively affect the functioning of the immune and reproductive systems. In combination with a small amount of lemon juice, linseed oil can be added into salads or consumed on an empty stomach shortly before breakfast. These are not all the benefits of this product. It is frequently included in diets for those wanting to lose weight. This product contains omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 acids at a higher concentration than even fish oil, as well as other vitamins necessary for the female body.

9. Bananas
The main advantage of this fruit is the high content of potassium, which contributes to the maintenance of all the muscles, including the heart. In addition, bananas are rich in magnesium and participate in the production of endorphins, or the happiness hormone, which is one of the keys to good health.

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It's important to remember that the female body reacts equally negatively to starvation, overeating and an unbalanced diet. Being wither under or overweight reduce the likelihood of giving birth thrice and twice respectively, as well as the likelihood that the baby will be healthy. Long mono-diets affect the synthesis of sex hormones and cause a 'fall' of the breast. All of this should be taken into account. Also, it should be noted that in most cases, people themselves consciously cause harm to their health.

Products that should be given up
Here is a list of products that it is recommended you exclude from your diet, or at least, restrict in consumption. The following groups are the first ones included in the list.

1. Confectionery
Excessive consumption of sweets results not only in excess weight but also to the development of inflammatory diseases of a female body's reproductive system, as well as causing emotional instability and mood swings.

2. Salty food
It is particularly important to avoid salty food in the luteal period of the menstrual cycle. Such food increases the risk of edema and often worsens the discomfort caused by PMS.

3. Strong tea and coffee
It is also recommended to be careful with these drinks. They increase the production of the prolactin hormone which negatively affects the functioning of mammary glands.

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4.Alcoholic drinks
Alcohol is the worst enemy of not only women's health in general, but of the reproductive system, in particular. It worsens the functioning of the ovaries and contributes to the development of egg defects.

Female health is delicate and therefore a very responsible matter. No one will ever be able to take care of a woman's health and proper nutrition better than they do themselves. We hope that our simple recommendations will help you maintain well-being, good physical shape, youth and beauty for a long time.

                  Source: consultant of proper nutrition Anna Yudovinskaya

This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.

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