A balanced eating pattern is vital for women to live healthily. Women just like men enjoy a variety of healthful foods from all of the foods groups, such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, low-fat or fat-free dairy, and lean protein. But women also have important nutrient requirements, and, during each stage of a woman's life, these requirements change.
Some of the minerals and vitamins women should consume include.
Iodine is vital for the development of the child's brain during pregnancy.
2. Folate (vitamin B9)
Folate, otherwise known as vitamin B9, is important during the reproductive years. It lessens the chance of fetal complications, especially those involving the spine and brain, assists in creating red blood cells, and enhances protein digestion.
Most women suffer lack of iron during their reproductive years. Iron is a mineral that is vital for reproductive organs and functions.
It is also needed for the production of energy, wound healing, immune function, formation of red blood cells, growth, and development.
4. Vitamin D and calcium
During the period of menopause, estrogen levels lessen, and the risk of suffering osteoporosis increases. Osteoporosis weakens the bones and increases the chance of fractures. Calcium and vitamin D are vital for enhancing your bone health.
So, women should be sure to adopt a diet and lifestyle that enable them to maintain levels of these vitamins.
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