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TOP 10 superfoods for WOMEN

Last updated on: March 7, 2012 09:13 IST

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On the eve of International Women's Day we present 10 superfoods for women.

Frozen yogurt, a healthy desert choice

Only low fat yogurt is a healthier dessert as the calorie content depends on if it is non-fat, low fat variety, with almonds, with pralines, with fruit, with chocolate or strawberry sauce or just plain vanilla.

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Cantaloupes is ideal for fitness freaks

Mix cantaloupe with some fresh mint leaves and honey (optional) for a delicious dessert that is very healthy, low in fat and rich in essential vitamins and minerals.


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Snack on veggies with a hummus dip

Try a tasty snack of hummus with pita chips, carrot sticks, celery or red bell pepper strips or low fat multigrain tortilla chips. Hummus is loaded with protein, vitamins and fiber.


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Cocoa vs chocolate as a health drink

Cocoa contains bioactive compounds that promote alertness, lessen pain and natural feeling of well-being. Check if your hot chocolate is a sugar and fat-filled artificial chemical mix with a chocolate taste.


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Papaya for health and beauty

Antioxidants and nutrients in papaya help reduce effects of stress and premature aging. A medium papaya (280 grams) = about 188 mg of vitamin C and 119 calories of energy.


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Plums lower high blood pressure

Plums are available almost year round, these fruits have plenty of vitamins A, B, C, fiber, and potassium and would be a perfect snack any time of the day. Potassium helps lower high blood pressure.


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Try an icy and sweet blueberry smoothie

Smoothies are made with frozen fruit, natural fruit juice and yogurt. Blueberry fruit smoothies are loaded with powerful antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.


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Roasted chickpeas with a nutty flavour

Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a can of drained chickpeas and salt to taste -- roast them in the oven for about 30-40 minutes till crisp. Chickpeas are an excellent source of fiber, protein, iron and vitamin C.


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Rhubarb helps reduce hot flashes

Rhubarb rich in potassium, vitamin C, and fiber has many health benefits one being it helps reduce hot flashes in menopausal women. Rhubarb is a sour vegetable usually paired with strawberries in desserts. 


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Need a protein rich snack -- try sprouts

Add a large helping of sprouts to your salad or sandwich to get a dose of protein and vitamin C.


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