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Beneficial Bites!

For Urinary Tract Infection

Girls are more prone to suffering from urinary tract infection (UTI), which can result from poor hygiene during menstrual periods or from bacteria gathered in panty liners. While antibiotics cure UTIs, one easy way to prevent UT would be cranberry juice. The proanthocyanidins found in cranberries help prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder, thus warding off urinary tract infections (UTIs).

For Menstrual Cramps

At one time or other, all growing girls would have encountered Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), with some being harder hit than others. Common symptoms experienced are bloating, irritability, skin problems, mood swings and depression, breast tenderness, and the feeling of being misunderstood. Do make a mental note to increase your intake of iron-rich foods to compensate for your loss in blood-for example lean beef, liver, dark leafy vegetables or nuts, seeds, whole grains, dried fruits and iron-enriched cereals.

For Osteoporosis

During adolescence and early adulthood, women need to increase their calcium intake to build maximum bone mass. This will reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis, a progressive loss of bone mass that leaves those affected more susceptible to fractures. Dairy products are excellent sources of calcium, but be watchful of fat cheeses, yoghurt and ice cream substitutes.

In addition to dairy foods, other good sources of calcium include salmon, tofu (soybean curd), certain vegetables (broccoli), legumes (peas and beans), calcium-enriched grain products, seeds and nuts.

For Good Complexion

Good skin says everything about one's appearance, and especially with raging hormones, adolescent girls are more prone to skin problems like acne. A well-balanced diet coupled with a good skincare regime will ensure baby smooth complexion.

Food containing vitamin B6 is great for countering hormonal imbalance, which is one of the primary causes of acne. Avocados are a great source of vitamin B6. Fatty acids in salmon and cod also help skin retain moisture so that it glows.

Breast Issue

Breastfeeding often gets blamcd for sagging breasts. But according to lactation consultant Debbi Donov an, breast changes occur in all women as they age, and not just in w omen who have given birth or breastfed. Generally, breasts usually regain their shape be about six months after weaning.

How well our breasts regain their shape though,.depends on genetics, skin elasticity and amount of weight gain. Here's a tip, avoiding smoking and excessive sun exposure can help your skin retain its elasticity better.


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