Men and women, as we all know, have different body compositions, even though they share most of the same basic human characteristics. Women may, for example, contract certain types of cancers that men are not susceptible to, and there are other ailments unique to women, the risks of which often increase with age.
Restating what I said last week when discussing conditions specific to men, a program of consistent exercise and regular medical checkups may help ward off certain conditions specific to women or at least lessen their impact. A healthy diet is important too. Here is a list of some of the top five foods for women and a little bit about what they do:
Super-dark chocolate - improves mood by increasing serotonin and other positive brain chemicals
Low-fat milk - high in calcium and vitamin D, both of which are essential for bones and teeth
Kale - loaded with folate, an important B vitamin for women
Lean red meats - lower in calories, high in protein and high in iron
Broccoli - a great source of calcium and B vitamins