4. Melons

Melons like papaya and watermelon contain lycopene, an antioxidant which regulates cholesterol and blood pressure, and also reduces your risk of getting breast or cervical cancer.

 

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5. Greek yogurt

Yogurt packs a major calcium-punch, and that’s something you really can use as you get older. It helps your bones stay in good shape, it helps your muscles to contract, your blood to clot and your heart to beat. These are all pretty important functions, right? Look for the yogurts with vitamin D added, as this will help your body to use the calcium better.

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6. Asparagus

Asparagus is another food that is high in vitamin K, and that’s good news for your bones – many women struggle with brittle-bone related issues as they get older. But that’s not all! Asparagus is also really high in folate, which helps prevent birth defects in babies, so if you know any pregnant women, or plan on conceiving in the future, make sure you stock up on fresh (not tinned) asparagus.

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