Our Women's Health Basket is full of delicious treats sure to delight the special woman in your life. She'll also be learning how to eat the right foods to maintain her good health.
There are several different "power-foods" containing vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that are important to achieving optimum female health and for addressing common health concerns that women face. With the backing of current research, we are recommending the following:Magnesium: Magnesium
is important for breast health and can be helpful in relieving PMS symptoms, and staving off osteoporosis. Foods such as nuts and chocolate are good sources of magnesium.Vitamin E:
Found in broccoli, almonds, sunflower seeds, and peanuts, vitamin E
is important for breast and heart health and can be helpful in relieving PMS symptoms, and staving off osteoporosis. We've included Awesome Almonds flavored almonds for a delicious, healthful snack.Folate (Folic Acid): Folate
can help stave off osteoporosis by helping to build and maintain strong bones. You can find folate in broccoli, spinach, and dried beans. To increase intake of folate, we've included spinach pasta and artichoke pesto.Cranberries:
Cranberries can help prevent urinary tract infections by acidifying the urine, which can prevent bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract. We've included a dried fruit mix with dried cranberries, blueberries, and cherries to help include some cranberries into her diet.Licorice:
The phytoestrogens in licorice have a mild estrogenic effect which helps ease irratibility, bloating, and breast tenderness associated with PMS and may help to minimize menopausal symptoms by compensating somewhat for the natural decline in a woman's estrogen levels following menopause. Licorice also contains a fair amount of calcium and an impressive amount of iron.Soy Isoflavones:
Soy isoflavones can help with breast and heart health.Apricots:
With their impressive amounts of iron, potassium, beta-carotene, and fiber, apricots
are a wonderful snack for the health conscious woman.
Flaxseeds can help ward off breast cancer, heart disease, and constipation and helps shed excess pounds and improves blood profiles.
The Woman's Health Basket Includes: