As we, women, go through various phases of life, we undergo a lot of biological changes – changes during adolescence, puberty, pregnancy or menopause.
While many of us ignore these changes as we are busy prioritizing our family, our kids, and our work over our health, this 2-minute read shows how just managing the levels of certain vitamins could help us cope up with these biological changes in the most effective way possible.
Here’s a list of those vitamins that every woman should track and manage at the optimal levels:
1. VITAMIN B6
As we go through our monthly cycle during which we lose a certain amount of blood, we put ourselves at the risk of being Anaemic. Because of the blood loss, we need more Haemoglobin to prevent Anaemia.
And, to maintain the right level of Haemoglobin, we need to maintain the right level of Vitamin B6.
Vitamin B6 helps in the production of hemoglobin and also boosts the immune system which in turn helps to fight diseases. It also keeps our mood elevated even during our periods.
Sources of Vitamin B6 rich food are:
- Soya beans
- Wholegrain cereals etc.
2. VITAMIN D
Vitamin D is beneficial for a healthy pregnancy and even stronger bones. It maintains calcium level in the body and all the amount of phosphorus in the bloodstream. And, for those of us, who entered into the menopause stage are advised to take Vitamin D to avoid infections or diabetes.
Sources of Vitamin D rich food are:
- Beef liver
- Egg yolks
- Fatty fishes such as tuna or salmon
- Orange juice etc.
3. FOLIC ACID
Folic acid helps those women who are expecting their babies. This acid helps in the proper development of a child and reduces unwanted defects. Also, it helps the mother to be healthy during the time of her pregnancy. Taking a sufficient amount of folic acid results in a healthy mother as well as a healthy baby.
Sources of folic acid-rich food are:
- Green leafy veggies
- Beets etc.
4. VITAMIN C
Women who are suffering from anemia are advised to take Vitamin C rich food as it helps in the formation of Red Blood Cells and also helps in healing the cuts and wounds at a very rapid pace. Along with this, Vitamin C is also considered as an antioxidant which in turn helps to prevent infections, heart problems, iron deficiency and also controls high blood pressure.
Sources of Vitamin C rich food are:
- Green leafy veggies
- Sweet and white potatoes
- Tomatoes and tomato juice
- Brussels sprouts etc.
Also Read: Vitamin C: Unknown Health Benefits & Why You Can’t You Miss Them
5. VITAMIN A
Vitamin A is obtained from betacarotene which is then converted into Vitamin A in our bodies. Vitamin A helps in maintaining the eyesight and assures healthy bones and a healthy immune system.
Sources of food rich in Vitamin A are:
- Skim milk
- Dark green leafy veggies
- Cod liver oil
- Orange and yellow veggies and fruits etc.
Taking these nutrients in the right amount not only maintains a healthy body but also fight against many diseases along with mood swings.
As per many studies, women in India neglect their health and hence, with age, becomes the victim of many diseases. At IFORHER, we request every woman to make her health priority because a healthy and a happy family starts from a healthy woman!