FOODS ALL WOMEN SHOULD BE EATING
By PW Nutritionist Grace Scott
Micronutrient. A word I’m sure you’ve all heard, banded around alongside words like supplementation, macronutrient and deficiency. But what does this term actually mean?! Well, put simply it’s a nutrient needed in small quantities. It’s an umbrella term used to describe vitamins and minerals that are just as, if not more important as the more commonly talked about, fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Here at Protein World, the majority of our customer base are women, so we are here to give some top tips direct to you ladies!
For the most part, humans cannot produce vitamins and minerals so they need to be obtained from the diet; the easiest way to achieve this is a colourful, healthy balanced diet.*
Key micronutrients for women include:
Iron: needed for growth and cell & brain development
Folate: helps tissues grow and cell function – essential when trying to get pregnant/ are pregnant
Calcium: essential in building strong teeth and bones & muscle contraction
Vitamin D: aids the absorption of calcium, helping maintenance of bone strength = this has been deemed a necessary supplement in recent times due to the COVID 19 pandemic as many people are outside less and not getting enough vitamin D from the sun
Magnesium: supports immune system and adjusts blood glucose levels
Vitamin B12: contributes to normal function of the brain and nervous system as well as energy production
So what foods should I include you ask? Superfoods include but are not limited to:
- Fortified Products
A quick and easy way to incorporate these foods are into your daily smoothies. Try our powerhouse green smoothie for that vitamin hit!
If you are currently following a weight loss programme it could be possible that you may not be getting all the required nutrients your body needs, Protein World are here to help you hit all your daily recommendations of vitamins and minerals! Our Slender Blend contains 26 vitamins and minerals including iron, folic acid, B12 and magnesium, essential in a woman’s diet. If shakes aren’t your thing, we have developed 2 different types of multi-vitamin! Our classic multi-vitamins contains at least 100% of your recommended intake of all vitamins and minerals!** And for those Yummy Mummies out there we have also developed a specific multi-vitamin, cleverly named the Yummy Mummy capsule. This is a multi-vitamin tailored for pregnant and breastfeeding women to provide energy, keep your nails strong and hair shiny whilst protecting your baby!
*Diet should always be the first stop in achieving nutritional status however supplementation could be necessary if you fall into a ‘at risk’ population of deficiency.
If you have any questions or want advice on how our products could help you get in touch with our qualified nutritionists at firstname.lastname@example.org.