Women face many different challenges throughout life, from pregnancy to menopause. No matter what stage or age you are at, these superfoods are rich with nutrients that help to protect the body, even as we age.
Full of fibre, good fats and oestrogen-like compounds, edamame can be your best friend during menopause by helping cool down hot flushes.
Full of vitamin K, which works well with calcium and vitamin D, kale can help to keep bones strong and healthy. One serving has more than 20% of recommended daily intake of vitamin A and C.
Another superfood that helps with bone strength, Asparagus is also full of vitamin K and a nutrient called folate, which can help to prevent birth defects.
Full of protein and without the unhealthy fats, beans can lower blood pressure, blood sugar and heart rate, all of which can lead to heart disease.
Berries and cherries
These fruits are full of antioxidants which can help protect healthy cells from damage. Berries help keep your brain shorter as you get older. Plus, we need their vitamin C to build collagen, the protein that keeps skin firm and smooth.