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Top diet and nutrition tips for women

Top diet and nutrition tips for women
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Focus on whole, plant-based food: Fill most of your plate with fruits and leafy vegetables.

Focus on whole, plant-based food: Fill most of your plate with fruits and leafy vegetables. Also include a variety of whole grains, beans and legumes to give you filling fiber and keep you going throughout the day.

Bone up on calcium

Women are at greater risk than men of developing osteoporosis, so it is important to get plenty of calcium to support your bone health.

Do not eat too much of protein

Protein is an essential part of any diet, but eating too-much animal based protein- such as the levels recommended in many low-carb, high-protein diets- is particularly dangerous for women. Eating lots of protein causes calcium loss.

Make sure you get enough of iron

Many women do not get iron in their diet. On top of that, women lose a lot of this important mineral during menstruation.

Cut back on alcohol and caffeine

Women who have more than two alcoholic drinks a day are at higher risk of osteoporosis. Caffeine consumption interferes with hormone levels and also increase loss of calcium.

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