Women’s Nutrition

Women’s Nutrition

Nutrition is a key component of the health for any individual, it aids growth & development and keeps an individual healthy and prepared to fight diseases. Lack of nutrition causes not just weakness & lethargy but over a period of time can lead to serious health ailments as well. Specifically, for a woman nutrition is vital and varies depending on the age & stage of her life. For different stages, different nutritional requirements are normal and must be adhered to.

Lack of adequate nutrition is the leading cause of osteoporosis, infertility, menstrual issues – early or late-onset, menopausal issues, gynecology issues amongst others.

  • Maternal nutritional anemia
  • Protein malnutrition
  • Lactational failure
  • Iron deficiencies
  • Low birth weight of new-born babies
While every stage in life is vital from its own point of view, it must be underscored that certain stages require additional nutritional support, these include:

  • Adolescence
  • Pre-conception
  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation
  • Mid-life
  • Menopause

Deprivation of adequate nutrition is not just a health concern, but the same can quickly spiral into a social one. Typically, malnutrition amongst mothers and women is a sign of overall malnutrition of the family, especially children.

Firstly, the fact of the matter is that all women are working women, just that some of them also work in offices. It is a myth that the nutritional requirements of non-professional women are less than those of the professional ones. Yes, they may be different – given the variance in lifestyle and physical activity levels. In the present day & age, with a high percentage of women involved in professional services, the adequate diet should include

  • Low-fat & low sugar
  • Rich in proteins
  • Lot of vegetables & greens
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Lots of water