Updated: May 4, 2022
Nutrition is clearly a vital part of our overall health and over the years there have been so many diets and fads promises amazing weight loss and brilliant results; we are still bombarded with with eating advice and new trends whose principles often seem to be contradictory.
I suppose we all know we should drink plenty of water (2- 3 litres depending how much you are exercising) and eat at least 5 portions of fruit and veg a day, cut down on free sugars and overly refined and processed foods which contain more salt than is good for us etc BUT it’s also easy to neglect what else women should be including in their diets. Its particularly important to have adequate calcium to protect against osteoporosis in later life (1 in 10 women are at risk from developing this) and as more people look at adopting a vegan diet this can be hard to do. If you avoid dairy foods, you may find a good alternative source of calcium in kale and rocket as well as in some soy drinks . According to the British Nutrition Foundation, one quarter of women aged 19 - 50 do not have enough iron in their diets. If you are not a meat eater then it’s important to combine plant based sources of iron with Vitamin C to aid absorption of this important trace
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