Saturday, 27 February 2016

Nutrition For Women

Women have different daily nutritional requirements to men. In terms of a balanced diet, there are some simple rules to follow like getting your five-a-day, including three servings of whole-grains and choosing more fish, poultry and less red meat while opting for low-fat dairy foods. The intake of the right kinds of foods provide women with plenty of energy, the means for lifelong weight control, and the key ingredients for looking and feeling great at any age.

What you eat has a major effect on your food cravings, your stress levels, and your energy throughout the day. By making smart food choices and developing healthy eating habits, you’ll find it much easier to stay slim, control cravings, and feel energetic all day long. One of the main ways to ensure you have an energetic day is by having a healthy and well balanced breakfast. In case you feel hungry during the day, snack on NUTS. Nuts are little nutrition nuggets – packed with essential fats, vitamin E and B vitamins. A small handful daily will give you energy and keep your hair and nails in good shape.

The two minerals that women tend to fall short on are: Calcium and Iron.

Bone up on calcium
Women are at a greater risk than men of developing osteoporosis, so it’s important to get plenty of calcium to support your bone health. While dairy products are high in calcium, their animal fat and protein can accelerate bone loss. So also consider plant-based sources of calcium like beans, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, and collard greens.

Iron your diets
Many women don’t get enough iron in their diet. On top of that, women lose a lot of this important mineral during menstruation. Boost your intake by eating iron-rich foods such as lean red meat, dark poultry, lentils, spinach, almonds, and iron-fortified cereals.

Besides this, supplying the body with antioxidants and Vitamins (Mainly A, C and E) may be beneficial in relieving the results of oxygen stress in women and menopause symptoms.

Glossy hair, strong nails and glowing skin may be signs of a great beauty regime, but the importance of a great diet shouldn't be underestimated. 

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