Have you noticed how ads about women’s health and beauty have changed significantly over the years? But one truth remains – real beauty is primarily generated from within. In your quest to create the “best and most beautiful you,” of course you’ll need to balance your stress levels and adopt a healthy, positive mood. But what about nourishing the “body within” with stellar ingredients so it can truly flourish?
Unique women’s issues such as pregnancy, menopause, and disruption of the female reproductive system can affect women’s health in a variety of ways. Fortunately, a variety of specialized nutrients can really help.
From combating iron deficiency, to balancing hormones, to supporting thyroid function, to even reducing the risk of breast disorders, the benefits of these specialized nutrients are vast and game-changing.
An avalanche of insights about the nutritional needs of women has advanced in recent years, and many incredible nutritional agents are available to help women reach their highest health potential.
Check out this Super Star Nutrient List – which is easy to incorporate into your daily nutrition routine:
1. Plant-Based Iron
Iron is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in women, particularly women who are menstruating or pre-menopausal. A deficiency of iron most commonly leads to fatigue, weakness, and dizziness as well as headaches and a low body temperature. In order to combat this deficiency, a high-quality, plant-based iron supplement may be a beneficial addition to your nutritional routine. Plant-based iron, or non-heme iron, may be one of the most desirable ways to boost iron levels. It can also help keep your energy levels even, especially during menstrual cycles.
2. Diindolylmethane (DIM)
Most commonly called DIM, diindolylmethane is a well-researched compound which helps promote cell cycle activity and healthy estrogen metabolism. Although small amounts can be found in cruciferous vegetables, some women may require more concentrated amounts as found in nutritional supplements for best results. DIM research shows that it helps prevent inflammation and may support healthy estrogen levels. Additionally, this compound can boost antioxidant levels and lower toxins produced by your body’s natural metabolism. By adding DIM to a woman’s diet, it can also help balance hormones.
3. North Atlantic Kelp (Clean Source)
Have you heard of the health-boosting powers of kelp? While it might sound unconventional, kelp contains an amazing array of nutrients including antioxidants such as carotenoids and flavonoids that help fight damaging free radicals. Kelp also contains a wealth of minerals, including plant-source iodine. Iodine is required by the body to make thyroid hormones, the hormones that control the body’s metabolism and many other important functions. Thyroid hormones help regulate the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs that require healthy energy levels to function properly. Because thyroid hormones are essential for healthy puberty and menstruation, it’s incredibly important to support the body nutritionally. Adding kelp to your diet helps boost iodine levels and, in turn, supports healthy thyroid function.
4. Green Tea
Green tea is one of the most popular drinks in the entire world (second only to water) and has a long history of use in natural healthcare practitioner recommendations. Research shows that healthy bioactive compounds in green tea may support healthy weight management, lower the risk of heart disease, support healthy brain function, and provide antioxidants that protect against free radical damage in the body. The antioxidants in green tea have even been linked to a reduced risk of breast disorders, one of the most common problems that women face. Care for a cup of tea?
The Bottom Line
In addition to a robust, healthy diet with a delicious variety of plant-based foods and healthy proteins, adding a few Super Star nutrients to your daily nutrition routine can be a game-changer in the way you feel and the way you look.
Enjoy creating your own Inner and Outer Beauty – with a little help from our friends in the plant kingdom: Super Star nutrients.
Are you ready to take your health to the next level?