Supplements for Women: Advice from a Dietitian | You Versus Food



what supplements do you recommend women take I get it some days you don't eat your servings of fruits and veggies antioxidants dairy protein and whole grains it's fine although you should try hard every day to eat a balanced diet it's a good idea for women to take a multivitamin daily to ensure she's getting the full gamut of micro and macro nutrients the most crucial vitamins and minerals I recommend for ladies are calcium vitamin D and iron if you wait strategically you can actually get plenty of all of these through yummy foods instead of supplements vitamin D an important vitamin as well as a hormone involved in your reproductive health and menstrual cycle food sources are fatty fish like salmon egg yolks yogurt milk and mushrooms a non-food source of vitamin D is the Sun being in the Sun for just 15 minutes with SPF of course can help increase the amount of vitamin D in your body plus you need enough vitamin D to make sure enough calcium is being absorbed properly calcium this mineral keeps our bones strong and healthy which you probably already knew but it also helps the thyroid gland keep up with the best of them and your thyroid gland plays a pretty big role in regulating your menstrual cycle eat yogurt cheese tofu and even broccoli iron you know how that couch looks extra inviting during our period well that's when we may become iron deficient making us feel tired sluggish and just not our peppy selves Plus vegetarians and vegans are at a higher risk for developing iron deficiency because plant-based iron sources are not as well absorbed as animal iron sources there are two forms of dietary iron heme and non-heme heme iron foods are found in red meat and shellfish whereas non heme iron foods are found in beans pumpkin seeds sunflower seeds broccoli and spinach heme is readily absorbed while non heme iron is a bit stubborn isn't as easily absorbed by the body tough stuff to help increase the absorption of non-heme plant-based iron paracin vitamin C like peppers oranges kale strawberries or sweet potatoes with your next meal your body will thank you hey you in there no that's I'm talking to you not yep right there subscribe to all Goods YouTube channel I know you can you

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