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The male body differs in many ways from the female.

The same goes for nutritional needs of men and women, as the nutrients needed by each sex vary.

The women need more iron, vitamins and minerals, as their needs for them change depending on the phase of their life, but also the time of year.

See the basic foods that women need during the hot summer months.

Quinoa

Quinoa is rich in fiber and protein and contributes to weight control and good digestion. The combination of fiber and protein in this food brings fast saturation that lasts, which reduces the need for snacks with unnecessary calories.

Linseed

Flaxseed contains Ω3 fatty acids and contributes to hormone balance. This can be beneficial during menopause. 1-2 tablespoons of flaxseed daily in summer smoothies help reduce hot flashes, treat mood swings and night sweats.

Walnuts

According to studies, eating nuts is likely to prevent it the onset and development of breast cancer. It is believed that there are some nutrients in nuts that along with good fats, antioxidants and fiber, can contribute to the good results that the consumption of nuts has.

Avocado

Avocados contain good fats, vitamin B6, folic acid and magnesium. All of these are essential for the production of specific hormones and help symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. 

Cherry

Cherries contain anthocyanins, a class of phytochemicals that give them their deep red color. These are flavonoids that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, which contribute to reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases.

Berries

Like cherries, all kinds of berries contain plenty of nutrients, such as anthocyanins which are very powerful and can help reducing the risk of many types of cancer, including breast cancer. Their antioxidant action also contributes to protection of the heart.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a nutrient that fights diseases and benefits women by helping to reduce the risk of cancer and heart diseaseLycopene is a fat-soluble substance and by adding a good fat to the tomato such as olive oil, its absorption can be significantly enhanced.

Eggs

Finally, eggs contain choline, a nutrient associated with brain health and reduced risk. occurrence of breast cancer.