It is a common belief that women are strong. It is not easy to manage a hectic lifestyle and your personal life. Everyday stress that women deal with can have a negative impact on their physical and emotional well-being.
It is crucial to make healthy habits a part of your daily life while you are young. You’ll be more likely to keep them going for the rest. We will be discussing healthy diets and a few lifestyle changes that women should make before they hit the big 3-0.
Ladies, even if your 30 candles are out, it’s not too late!
Understanding Women’s Nutrition Needs
It can be difficult for women to balance work and family life. The right diet can help women get through all stages of their lives. Their health over the long-term is directly affected by what they eat and drink every day. Women can avoid or manage many of the health problems they face by eating healthy. Both men and women have different metabolic and physiological functions. Women’s nutrition is also different than men’s, due to the differences in their bodies. While women require fewer calories than their male counterparts, they have higher requirements for certain vitamins. Women who experience hormonal changes such as menstruation, childbirth and menopause are at greater risk for anemia and weak bones. They also need to consume more nutrients, including iron, calcium and magnesium.
Women’s nutrition needs change as their bodies develop at different times in life.
Teen years Girls aged 9-18 years require more calcium and vitamin A to build strong bones. Every day, girls need 600 IUs vitamin D and 1,300 mg calcium. Young adults. Young women require more calories to sustain their growing bodies. Women’s resting metabolism decreases after 25 years. To maintain a healthy weight, it is necessary to reduce calories and increase physical activity.
Before and after pregnancy –To support the development of your baby, you will need to consume more nutrients (proteins, calcium, iron and folic acid).
Breastfeeding – Women are expected to eat healthier foods and drink more water (around 13 cups per day) during breastfeeding
What’s Healthy Eating?
Healthy eating habits for women are a cornerstone to their overall health. Healthy eating is choosing healthy foods from all food groups (fruits and vegetables, grains, dairy products, and proteins) in the right amounts. Healthy eating means avoiding foods high in sugar, salt, saturated and trans fats, and consuming nutrients primarily through food, rather than vitamins and supplements.