Women of childbearing age

Nutrition for women in their childbearing years is especially important. Women naturally need calcium, iron folic acid and B complex vitamins to maintain healthy bones, hormonal levels and essential nutrients for circulation and muscle tone. By eating the right foods and staying active, you will be able to provide not only the vital nutrients you yourself need but will also be building a solid foundation should pregnancy occur.

Visiting your physician on a regular basis will give you a good start on how many calories you need each day in addition to tests that will provide information on any supplements you may need. Take it upon yourself to speak with a nutritionist about your diet and how to maintain a balanced diet with the caloric intake required. In addition to what you are able to take in from food, a daily multivitamin may be a good idea for optimal nutrient intake.

Always remember to drink plenty of water. This is especially true if you work out. Dehydration can take place in a very short period of time. Itís a good idea to always carry a water bottle, even if you are just taking a walk.

Remember that taking good care of you is not a selfish act. During childbearing years it is very important to maintain balanced eating habits and a healthy work out regiment. In fact, if you are considering having children, it is a very selfless act if to take good care of yourself. By doing so, you create a solid foundation for pregnancy.
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