Best Drinks for Women's Health (Slideshow)
May 15, 2015
These drinks may help ward off diseases that are of particular concern to women
“A cup of tea is packed with minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants which are beneficial for the body.” Dr. Verma tells us. Who knew this classic simple pleasure was also a great health drink? But tea drinking, according to an article published in the Harvard Women’s Health Watch, can actually lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Flax Seed Smoothie
According to a study published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, flax seed may actually improve cardiovascular health. Try grinding it finely and incorporating it into a smoothie.
“I recommend whole juicing and making your own smoothies,” Dr. Verma tells us. “Add vegetables and fruits that reflect the colors of the rainbow. The deeper and richer the color, the more plethoric are antioxidants and nutrients.”
On the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s list of foods that are good for your bones? Bananas. Really up your game by throwing spinach and strawberries in there for great bone-density building power.