5 Foods Women Should be Eating

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With the help of about 20 other real food bloggers, I tackled women’s health for Simple Organic today with Five Foods Women Should be Eating:


Less cellulite at 30 than 20?” My friend was ready to eat the next words out of my mouth when I told her I blamed one dietary change for my incredible loss of cellulite.

Quite often others counter my claim with a strange question: “How do you know?”

I’m sure their intentions are simply curious, but it’s a little uncomfortable to answer the obvious: “Um…I can see it.” My husband, as the only other person qualified to analyze the situation, concurs (with great joy, I assure you).

Men, I’ve noticed, do not worry about their cellulite. They also do not discuss monthly flow, experience PMS, or bear children. Although women often go to great lengths to prove that they are equal to men, we are far from “the same.”

The whole womb thing really sets us apart from men. Ladies, if you’re having menstrual cycles, trying to conceive, pregnant, breastfeeding, or nearing or experiencing menopause, make sure you’re paying attention to your intake of: [Read more here…]

Want to challenge yourself and see if you can guess the five foods before clicking over? Here’s a tip: this is the first part of a two-part series, and the second will hit five more foods that everyone should be eating for optimal health and to fight the flu.

Test Your Grains

In case you’ve missed it, you can be part of the Test Your Grains Challenge and receive a weekly encouragement and reminder email. We’ve been doing well with the grain-free thing, even managing to eat out. You can see what kinds of meals we’ve been figuring out at my list of grain-free dinners from yesterday.

What I’ve Been Reading this Week

Have you seen my famous healthy pumpkin muffin recipe? It’s that time of year! The Finer Things in Life has a huge roundup of pumpkin recipes you’ll want to check out, too.


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  1. says

    Thanks so much for the post!! I am a young woman who hopes to have children some day, so I am very interested in what i should be eating now to make me healthier as well as any babies that may come along! Thanks again! Have a blessed day!
    – MJP

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    Katie Reply:

    Megan J,
    I am super impressed by your commitment to your someday children already! Very well done, thinking ahead like that. :) Katie

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  2. says

    Well, that stinks for me! I am allergic to eggs. I have hypothyroidism and greens are on the “foods to avoid” list from my doctor.

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    Katie Reply:

    What a bummer that a doctor told you to avoid greens! Hmm. I do know some people who were allergic to eggs, then changed their diet to a Nourishing Traditions style diet, and now they can eat eggs a few times a week without a problem, as long as they’re properly raised hens. ?? Check this out: https://rl102.infusionsoft.com/go/reverse/ks/

    There are always other ways to get the same nutrients, too. Good luck! :) Katie

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  3. Sarah W says

    Nice article! And timely too… I am pregnant! :D Fortunately I do eat eggs every day and most of the other foods, but could do better to eat them more often.

    Would love to hear more tips on incorporating liver some day… I loathe the hunk of frozen organ and trying to mince it up to add to ground meat dishes!! There must be an easier way!

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    Katie Reply:

    Woo hoo, congratulations! I guess I should have included my own guest post over at Kelly the Kitchen Kop on sneaky liver: http://kellythekitchenkop.com/2009/05/how-to-sneak-liver-onto-your-dinner-table-guest-post-from-katie-at-kitchen-stewardship.html. I’m totally a novice, but I say cook it, shred it, freeze in ice cubes and plop into dishes. Good luck! :) Katie

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