Women’s bodies are so unique and incredibly special but with uniqueness comes greater responsibility towards your body. On average, women need fewer daily calories in comparison to men, but our body requires a few more vitamins than men do too. Do you know which vitamins you should be taking to support that fantastic body of yours?
Let’s talk about some of the essential vitamins for women and why they are so important.
Did you know that women are four times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men? Our calcium is found in our bones and teeth, and when women reach their 30’s, they start losing bone mass, so you should consider adding a calcium supplement into your daily diet to prevent any issues related to the lack of calcium.
Do you know all the vitamins that are part of vitamin B? Well, the list is long; there are six types of vitamin B. Vitamin B includes B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B12. Women are a force of nature, right? We can burn anything close to 2000 calories easily just by going to work, doing house chores, and going to the gym, so of course, we need a lot of support from our body to achieve all of that, While most Vitamin B is found in vegetables and fruit.
B12 is only found in meat, fish, and milk. But one thing that is important to know is that vitamin B12 and B6 help you by reducing your chances of having a heart attack, so consider taking vitamins that contain B12 and B6 or make sure that your diet has plenty of those.
Vitamin D is gifted to us by the sunlight, but not all of us take in enough sun. Vitamin D can reduce the chances of you having osteoporosis. Also, Vitamin D helps to get through your menstruation cycle more smoothly.
You can find Omega-3 in fish (like sardines, tuna, and salmon), but for some reason, most women don’t eat enough fish, and Omega-3 is incredibly important to reduce the chances of a heart attack. Plus Omega-3 can help with inflammation, give extra support to your joints, and even help with brain activity.
Also, Omega-3 has been linked to improving moods and even depression, which women are most likely to develop.
Most women don’t get enough iron from their diet. And during their menstruation period, women lose a lot of iron, which can put you at risk of iron-deficiency anemia. This deficiency will cause your heart to work harder than it should, anemia can also lead you to feeling dizzy and tired.
Diet alone should provide you with all of the vitamins that you need to be healthy. Still, sometimes that’s not a possibility, so consider giving extra support to your body by taking some vitamins, and allow your body to do what it doesn’t best while you can keep on being extraordinary!