WHY UNIQUE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR WOMEN?
Post by on Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Before puberty, nutritional needs of girls remain almost same with that of boys in the same age group. However once puberty begins, girls start to develop unique nutritional requirements -- because of the hormonal changes associated with onset of menarche and child-bearing period. And with advancing age, nutritional needs continue to evolve. Furthermore, perimenopausal and menopausal women need unique nutritional requirements because they have a higher risk of anemia, weakened bones and osteoporosis -- requiring a higher intake of nutrients such as iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, and vitamin B9 (folate).