When it comes to the foods we put in our body, most of us could benefit from paying closer attention to our daily diet. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies in your body can actually be a precursor to more serious health issues down the road.
While most women tend to place more of an emphasis on balancing their diet than most men, many women still struggle to get all the necessary vitamins and minerals in their daily diet. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of five superfoods that every woman can benefit from:
Because of regular menstrual activity, women tend to be more anemic than men. Low iron levels in the blood can actually lead to severe fatigue for many women today. Bison, or buffalo meat, is an excellent, lean source of protein that also contains plenty of iron and less fat the more traditional cuts of beef.
According to Marty Marchello, Ph.D. at North Dakota State University, “The iron content is about 3 milligrams in a 3½-ounce uncooked portion [and] that portion contains less than 3 grams of fat. If consumed regularly, bison meat has actually been found to boost energy levels and help to promote weight loss.
Cranberries have largely attained their “superfood” status because of their ability to assist in the prevention of urinary tract infections. Studies have also shown that a regular intake of cranberries can help to fight off colds, stomach bugs, gum disease, and even certain types of cancer. Typically, a 10-ounce serving of juiced cranberries daily will do the trick.
Walnuts are extremely rich in Omega-3s, which assist in the reduction of muscle and join inflammation and cause an increase in good cholesterol. Some experts have also suggested that a healthy daily walnut intake can eliminate symptoms of depression and reduce your risk of being diagnoses with Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. A topping of a ¼ cup of walnuts on top of your salad is a solid daily recommendation.
These tasty legumes, while most popularly associated with their ability to give the consumer retroactive gas, are also extremely effective in preventing heart disease and heading off colon cancer. Beans are packed with magnesium, potassium, folate, and fiber. There are a variety of ways to incorporate beans into your diet, but a healthy ½ cup serving five to six times per week is generally recommended.
Tomatoes are loaded with the antioxidant lycopene, which, in women, has been proven to significantly lower the risk of developing breast cancer. In fact, studies have shown that women with diets rich in lycopene are as much as 50 percent less likely to contrast breast cancer in comparison to a women with similar health background that consumes a regular diet that is lycopene-deficient. Lycopene also helps to lower blood pressure and reduce unhealthy cholesterol.
Whether you’re a male or female, paying attention to what you’re giving your body as fuel is of the utmost importance. If you’d like to order a few high quality cuts of bison today, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-877-844-2231!