Health & Fitness
Best Foods for women to
maintain Physical, Emotional and Mental Health
Foods are the best way to get proper nutrition for the body.
Foods contain the essential nutrients that are used by the cells
for various processes. Different types of nutrients provide
different types of benefits for people. Here are the foods that
promote physical, emotional and mental health:
Foods for Physical Health
Physical health is important in order to undertake various
activities in daily living.
Foods that support the physical functioning include:
1. Proteins - Proteins are the basic unit for growth in the
body. They allow the cells to grow as well as develop. Proteins
are found in meats, eggs, poultry, legumes, and milk. Proteins
are important in building muscles and bones.
2. Carbohydrates - Carbohydrate rich foods are the chief source
of energy for daily activities. Foods rich in carbohydrates are
converted to glucose, which is used for the production of ATP or
energy. Carbohydrates are found in starchy foods such as grains,
whole wheat, rice, pasta, bread and others.
3. Calcium - Calcium is also an important food component that is
essential in maintaining the growth of the bones as well as
regulating the muscles contraction. Calcium also prevents
osteoporosis, which is common in menopausal women because of the
loss of hormones essential for the utilization of calcium by the
bones. Calcium is found in dairy products, sardines, broccoli,
4. Vitamins - Vitamins are very essential in the maintenance of
the health of cells and also aids in tissue healing. Vitamin A
is essential in the improvement of eyesight as well as the skin.
Vitamin C is essential in the strengthening the collagen matrix
to prevent infection. Vitamin E serves as an antioxidant, which
improves the glow of the skin. Vitamins are widely found in
fruits and vegetables.
Foods for Emotional Health
There are also foods that maintain emotional health. These
1. Vitamin B complex - Vitamin B complex improves the mood of
clients through improvement in the transmission of nerve
impulses in the brain. Vitamin B complex can be found in liver,
green leafy vegetables, tuna and nuts.
2. Dairy products - Dairy products such as milk contain
tryptophan, a precursor or serotonin. Serotonin is an inhibitory
neurotransmitter that improves the mood and the emotions.
Improving the emotions is very essential because mood and
emotional problem increases the risk of women from experiencing
domestic violence such as battered woman syndrome because of
inability to make decisions in regard to living.
Foods for Mental Health
Foods that maintain healthy mentation is also essential for
women. These foods include:
1. Nuts - Nuts are rich in B vitamins as well as proteins that
help brain cells function adequately. Almonds are especially
beneficial for women.
2. Iodine - Iodine is an important macromineral that is
responsible for the normal conduction of the nerve impulses in
the brain. Proponents indicate that a food rich in iodine
increases the cognitive capabilities of women.
3. Sodium - Foods rich in sodium such as root crops are also
essential in mental health because sodium is an electrolyte that
improves nerve conduction.
Women should ensure proper nutrition in order to get the most
out of life.
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