Nutritional requirements for women

Generally,as well as needing fewer calories than men, women's nutrition have some different requirements than men. The following vitamins and minerals are particularly important to include: Iron, Folic acid, Calcium, Riboflavin;


When women reach childbearing age, blood loss through menstruation can lead to iron deficiency or anaemia, (anaemia occurs when your blood is unable to carry enough oxygen around the body to function properly) and for this reason women will usually require more iron than men.

Iron is found in;

Iron can be found in a range of foods, including meat, fish and poultry and non-animal products such as spinach, lentils and fortified grains. 

Vitamin C plays an important role in a person iron store and will help your body to absorb more iron, so you should also look to include foods that are rich in this vitamin C like broccoli, tomatoes and citrus fruits.