Registered Nurse’s Top 10 List of Nutrient-Dense Foods that Do Everything from Weight Control to Fighting Cancer!
After pouring over studies and consulting a multitude of experts, Health.com published a list of super foods for women—sustenance that makes them stronger, more energetic and able to think faster on their feet. There’s not an R.N. out there, disinterested in enhanced performance, so here’s a list of things to pick up next time you’re making a grocery run; pull it up on your smart phone, or print it off as a palm card—whatever it takes to make travel nursing jobs run more smoothly than ever.
- Wild Alaskan Salmon: This fish is heart-healthy, rich in omega-3s, protein and Vitamin D. Salmon boosts your mood, is good for your brain and helps prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s.
- Blueberries: It’s already well known they help prevent memory loss, but new research suggest blueberries may also improve motor skills and help lower blood pressure. Their antioxidants also help prevent wrinkles!
- Oats: They can help lower cholesterol. Now scientists say oats, rich in soluble and insoluble fiber, are also good for helping you feel full so you can control your weight.
- Broccoli: As part of the cruciferous vegetable family, broccoli may help prevent breast cancer by fighting excess estrogen. It’s also rich in vitamins C and A.
- Walnuts: These nuts contain protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3s; they also lower cholesterol, boost brain power and help you sleep better. A daily serving of walnuts may help you cope better with stress, prevent heart disease, fight cancer, and more.
- Avocados: The monounsaturated fatty acids in avocados can actually help you lose belly fat, a risk factor for heart disease and even some fertility problems. Avocados also contain high amounts of potassium, magnesium, folate, protein, and vitamins B6, E, and K.
- Red Beans: They’re rich in antioxidants and packed with protein, folate, minerals, and fiber, including resistant starch, which seems to have several important benefits, like boosting the body’s ability to burn fat, helping you feel full, controlling blood sugars, and even reducing cancer risk.
- Greek yogurt: It’s rich in calcium and good for your bones, as well as high in probiotics—the cultures that can help ease irritable bowel syndrome, a condition that affects mostly women.
- Olive oil: It’s been a staple of the Mediterranean diet for centuries because it promotes heart health and longevity. Research suggests olive oil may also be good for your brain.
- Dark Chocolate: Rich in heart-protective antioxidants, dark chocolate can help reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease. It’s loaded with magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, and phosphorus—all critical for strong bones.
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Footnote: Travel nurses interested in reading the complete article in Health.com need only click the link. The article on the Top 10 super foods goes on to include the 15 runners up, daily serving recommendations and other important details.