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Fueling Your Body: 5 Nutrition Tips for Women’s Health

Updated: Mar 18

5 nutrition tips for women

We all know that healthy eating is important to our overall well-being and that it can greatly increase our quality of life (Check out our blog article about that!).  As a woman, having good nutrition is absolutely vital as we navigate the ups, downs, and changes of life. According to Help Guide, “Women have unique nutritional needs. By eating well at every stage of life, you can control cravings, manage your weight, boost your energy, and look and feel your best.” Read on for five nutrition tips for women’s health!

1. Iron

Women are more prone to vitamin and mineral deficiencies than men are, and one of those is iron deficiency anemia (Office on Women’s Health). Iron can be found in lots of foods, such as beef, eggs, shrimp, leafy greens, and sweet potatoes (Red Cross). Iron is also available in capsule form and can be taken as a supplement!

2. Calorie Amount

Women generally require fewer calories than men, often needing between 1,600 and 2,400 calories daily. It’s a good idea to keep general tabs on how much you’re eating so that you’re not over-eating or under-eating. How many calories YOU need daily will depend on your stage of life, activity level, height, and weight (Office on Women’s Health). Talk to your doctor about how many calories you need!

3. Calcium

Women are more likely to experience weakened bones and osteoporosis than men are, and so calcium is very important in a woman’s diet. In addition to helping prevent these things, calcium also supports your heart, nervous system, sleep, and mental health. You can find lots of calcium in leafy greens, dairy, and grains (Help Guide). 

4. Magnesium and Vitamin D

Both magnesium and vitamin D are necessary for your body to utilize calcium in the body. You can find magnesium in leafy greens, broccoli, some fish, and certain types of seeds. You can find vitamin D in sunlight, vitamin D fortified milk, eggs, and salmon (Help Guide). 

5. Zinc

In addition to calcium, magnesium, and iron, zinc may help to reduce PMS symptoms including cramping, fatigue, and bloating! You can find zinc in eggs, red meat, dried fruit, and leafy greens (Help Guide). 

Your well-being matters and Compass Community Health understands how important Women’s Health is. Our Primary Care Providers are ready to meet you where you are on your health journey- don’t wait! Reach out today by calling (740) 355-7102.


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