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NUTRIENTS FOR WOMEN- Adult health

Post by Rising Kashmir on Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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By the time we reach our 40’s and 50’s , we need to concentrate on our overall health to protect our heart, get ready for and deal with menopause and bone health.

Vitamin D is a nutrient for maintaining bone integrity. As we grow older the ability to convert sunlight to Vitamin D becomes lesser, so we need to concentrate on better food sources and fortified dairy.

Omega -3 fats are known for protection against heart diseases and in the metabolism of Cholesterol and Triglycerides. Walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds and salmon are a regular must.

Antioxidants protect against ageing. They also have a positive impact on menopause symptoms and heart health. Daily intake of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables are a must.

Vitamin C along with being an antioxidant is also crucial for collagen synthesis. Collagen is crucial for our bones, muscles and skin. All citrus fruits, papaya, tomatoes are a great source.

 

Rupali Datta, RD

Founder Diet Decisions

DDPHN, RD, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBER IDA

Consultant Nutritionist

rupalidatta@yahoo.com

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