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Top 10 Superfoods Every Woman Should Eat for the Best Body

See which superfoods are considered beneficial for a woman's health.

As the co-founder and Head of Nutrition at Alta Coaching, a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, my nutritional philosophy is rooted in eating a variety of unprocessed nutrient-dense whole foods. Why? They help clients improve their health, reduce inflammation and reach their ultimate potential. I teach my clients how to fill their plate up with superfoods on a daily basis in addition to building habits to make it a seamless part of their new healthy lifestyle. So which superfoods are considered beneficial for a woman's health, and what are the key reasons one should consider incorporating them into their diet? Read on to see them ranked from 10 to 1.


The No. 10 Superfood for Women is Kefir


Kefir is one of the world's oldest fermented foods and is a staple in many cultural cuisines for centuries. Kefir is the richest sources of probiotics (yes, more than yogurt) and this fermented food has shown to improve digestive health by restoring the balance of healthy bacteria in the gut. Kefir is also rich in calcium and vitamin K2, which supports bone health and helps prevent osteoporosis, a common concern for women. Kefir can be store-bought, or even better made at home and is easy to incorporate daily due to its drinkable form.

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The No. 9 Superfood for Women is Blueberries


Blueberries are the most nutrient dense berries with one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits. These antioxidants neutralize the free radicals that damage DNA, and cause inflammation and chronic disease which means they play an important role in longevity and overall health. Blueberries are also high in fiber, low in sugar and low in calories which make them a perfectly daily staple for most women to feel their best. I advise clients to have blueberries with yogurt, oatmeal, in smoothies, on salads or as a snack alongside some nuts or seeds.


The No. 8 Superfood for Women is Grass-Fed Beef


The eighth superfood for women is grass-fed beef. For any woman to look and feel her best, she needs to be eating enough protein on a regular basis. Lack of sufficient protein is the number one commonality I see with all my female clients and when they do start eating adequate amounts, coming from high-quality sources, they see their body transform, their blood sugar regulate and their cravings are greatly reduced. Grass-fed beef is a top protein source and nutrient powerhouse compared to conventionally raised beef. Grass-fed beef is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, CLA, and vitamin E, which makes it a top superfood for women to eat. 


The No. 7 Superfood for Women is Eggs, Including the Yolks


Eggs (especially the yolks!) are nicknamed "nature's multivitamin" for a reason. They are a rich source of several essential nutrients for women such as choline, vitamin B12, vitamin D, iron and protein. I recommend eggs to my female clients on a daily basis for that reason but also due to their equal protein and fat content that supports satiety. Feeling full and energized is important for weight management, but especially weight loss. The protein and cholesterol in eggs also support healthy lean muscle tissue growth which is important for maintaining a lean, strong, and energized body. I have a fool-proof hard boiled egg recipe here that I make on a weekly basis so I always have a quick superfood dose of eggs daily.


The No. 6 Superfood for Women are Avocados


Packed with fats (the good kind!), fiber and phytonutrients, avocados are one of the best foods to eat daily for optimal health with benefits such as lowering blood pressure, regulating digestion and lowering inflammation throughout the body. A recent study on women shows that women who ate one avocado per day for 8 weeks showed significant increase in elasticity and firmness in the skin. Skin is a huge component for women to feel their best and tighter firmer skin helps reduce the appearance of cellulite as well making it a good choice for women to feel more confident in those aesthetic areas.

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The No. 5 Superfood for Women is Beets


The fifth superfood for women is beets. Women are more prone to anemia or iron deficiency during menstruation, and the folate and iron found in beets help the body make more blood cells. Consuming beets can also help women regulate their cycles, boost fertility and have fewer cramps due to the increased bloodflow to the uterus. The tricky part about beets is the taste and preparation is not for everyone. I recommend adding steamed frozen beets to smoothies or adding pickled beets to salad or side dish to make beets part of a woman's daily routine.


The No. 4 Superfood for Women are Leafy Greens


The fourth superfood for women are leafy greens like kale, spinach, chard or collard greens. Leafy greens are packed with vitamins A, C, E and K and antioxidants that have benefits from preventing cancer, supporting the immune system to building stronger bones. I love recommending leafy greens for weight management clients due to their large volume and low calories, not to mention the fiber and hydration benefits that reduce appetite and overconsumption of unhealthy foods. Leafy greens are prefect for salads, smoothies, stir frys and are so easy to source and prep.


The No. 3 Superfood for Women is Bone Broth


The third superfood for women is bone broth which packs a strong nutritional punch in one comforting cup. High in protein and minerals that support the immune system, bone broth is also rich in collagen which makes it different from vegetable broth.  As the broth is made, bones and ligaments release compounds like collagen and glucosamine which help reduce inflammation and pain along with giving skin a youthful texture and reducing wrinkles. I recommend bone broth daily as a protein packed snack that also supports the immune system in times when colds and flus run rampant.


The No. 2 Superfood for Women are Flax Seeds


The second superfood for women are flax seeds due to their phytoestrogens and lignans that help balance oestrogen in the body and help regulate the menstrual cycle, reduce PMS symptoms and menopausal symptoms which lead to better quality of life for many women. Flax seeds also have omega-3 fatty acids that support glowing skin and fast-growing hair. I recommend women add ground flax seeds to smoothies, and yogurt bowls or sprinkle on top of salads for a superfood boost.

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The No. 1 Superfood is Salmon


The first superfood I recommend for women is wild-caught salmon. Research shows that the high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in salmon help reduce inflammation which reduces the risk of many chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes as well as support cognitive function. Salmon is easy to cook, versatile and delicious as well as providing a good source of protein which is crucial for a woman to feel her best. Check out my go-to 20 minute sheet pan salmon dinner that features 2 other superfoods, asparagus and potatoes! 


Here's How These Superfoods Can Benefit You


The best part about superfoods is that they are everywhere and you probably eat them already! A superfood is simply a food with high nutrient density. The opposite of a superfood is a highly processed food where nutrients are stripped and replaced by hyperpalatable additives that make it hard to put down once you get started eating. These nutrients could be antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, flavonoids etc. When we eat food, this food acts as information or instructions that in turn, tell our body how to grow, repair and maintain our bodies. The more nutrients a single food has, the more "super" it is and the more it supports health and optimal bodily functioning. 


Here's How to Get Your "Best Body" Using Superfoods


The "best body" for a woman is not about aesthetics, but a body that provides sufficient energy to meet the daily demands placed on it, has lean muscle mass and healthy body fat (not too much and not too little), and is not in a chronically stressed or diseased state. Placing emphasis on eating plenty of high-quality superfoods, instead of restricting or eating low-quality processed foods is important for a woman to feel her best.  I work with dozens of women on a daily basis and I encourage them to eat a variety of superfoods that are also very easy to find at any grocery store. No fancy powders or expensive supplements can replace the power of whole foods from making a woman feel her best.


Avoid These Superfood Mistakes


When it comes to adding superfoods into the diet, it's hard to go wrong as long as you are choosing unprocessed foods as close to their original form as possible. For example: fresh ripe blueberries are not the same as blueberry-flavored yogurt. The more processed a food, the fewer nutrients present, so be sure to source and prepare the food to keep nutrients intact as best as you can. It's also important to eat these foods in the context of a balanced meal that includes a protein, a vegetable, a fat, and optional carbohydrate. Many nutrients are better absorbed with other vitamins and minerals present, that's why combining foods can lead to more nutrient absorption. 


Final Word From the Head of Nutrition


Food quality is an undeniable factor for a woman to feel her best, but body composition changes like weight loss and building lean muscle cannot happen without eating the optimal macronutrient ratio and caloric amount for the individual. When my clients start adding more superfoods to their diet, they feel the overall benefits but no significant body changes will occur without consistently following the right plan for their unique body. There is no one-size-fits-all all approach, all women need something a little different to feel their best but incorporating more of the foods on this list is guaranteed to support overall health and wellness. 

💪🔥Body Booster: Flax seeds aid in balancing estrogen levels in the body, regulating the menstrual cycle, and reducing symptoms of PMS and menopause. Additionally, they promote glowing skin and rapid hair growth. If you enjoyed this article, don't miss out on my previous one titled The #1 Carb You Could Eat For Your Body.

Kat Best is a co-founder and Head of Nutrition for Alta Coaching, a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition.

Kat Best is a Co-founder and Head of Nutrition for Alta Coaching, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. Read more
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