Healthy in all phases of life: what women really need

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Moderation tip: Women are special! In all aspects, but especially when it comes to health. Because the female body has special needs in different phases of life. For this reason, many years ago, May 28 was established as Women’s Health Day. Today it is about drawing attention to the importance of women’s mental and physical health. Diet is also an important factor. Reports Mario Hattwig.

Narrator: Height, physique, the ratio of fat to muscle mass, the internal organs and the complex hormonal balance. Women’s bodies are fundamentally different from men’s. In addition, women have very different requirements depending on their stage of life, according to doctor and nutritionist Dr. María Ahluwalia.

Original Sound 1 (Dr. Marie Ahluwalia, 26 sec): “It starts at puberty, when girls get their period for the first time, the whole hormonal balance changes. And that means we also need more iron. Or, for example, During pregnancy and lactation, the need for many micronutrients, such as folic acid, increases, but the contribution of iodine, omega 3, calcium and vitamin B12 must also be taken into account.”

Speaker: And even later, during menopause, often with symptoms such as hot flashes, hair loss and mood swings, a good supply of nutrients is important.

Original Sound 2 (Dr. Marie Ahluwalia, 31 sec): “A good supply of nutrients also promotes health here, and studies show that well-being can also be positively influenced considering that this change with symptoms can take up to ten years, it is absolutely important to treat it. You could think directly of calcium and vitamin D for bone maintenance, for example, but there are also a number of plants that are traditional in composition and have always been used at this stage . .”

Speaker: In principle, women should ingest the necessary micronutrients through a varied and balanced diet. However, studies show that there are always gaps in supply.

Original Sound 3 (Dr. Marie Ahluwalia, 24 sec): “That means the nutrients we eat through our diet are sometimes not enough to cover our daily needs, and that’s especially true for women. Or especially then If we exclude certain foods for whatever reason, for example in the case of vegans, you can help balance this with dietary supplements.”

Speaker: You can get advice from a nutritionist or a doctor. Pregnant and lactating women should definitely do this. In general, however, the following applies: no matter what phase of life a woman is in, exercise is essential, preferably outdoors in the sun, so that the body can produce vitamin D and release endorphins.

Moderation Tip: The body needs micronutrients. How much depends on your biological sex and of course your own situation in life. Tables with corresponding recommendations and much more information can be found online at nahrungsergaenzmittel.org.

Press contact:

Manon hit Pacyna
Head of public relations
German Food Association e. v
Claire-Waldoff-Strasse 7 | 10117 Berlin
Phone +49 30 206143-127 | Fax +49 30 206143-227 | Mobile +49 175 437 1720 [email protected]

Original content by: Lebensmittelverband Deutschland e. V., broadcast by aktuell news

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