FOODS ALL WOMEN SHOULD BE EATING

 

Micronutrient. A word I’m sure you’ve all heard, banded around alongside words like supplementation, macronutrient and deficiency. But what does this term actually mean?! Well, put simply it’s a nutrient needed in small quantities. It’s an umbrella term used to describe vitamins and minerals that are just as, if not more important as the more commonly talked about, fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Here at Slender You, the majority of our customer base are women, so we are here to give some top tips direct to you ladies!


For the most part, humans cannot produce vitamins and minerals so they need to be obtained from the diet; the easiest way to achieve this is a colourful, healthy balanced diet.*

Key micronutrients for women include:

Iron: needed for growth and cell & brain development

Folate: helps tissues grow and cell function – essential when trying to get pregnant/ are pregnant

Calcium: essential in building strong teeth and bones & muscle contraction

Vitamin D: aids the absorption of calcium, helping maintenance of bone strength = this has been deemed a necessary supplement in recent times due to the COVID 19 pandemic as many people are outside less and not getting enough vitamin D from the sun

Magnesium: supports immune system and adjusts blood glucose levels

Vitamin B12: contributes to normal function of the brain and nervous system as well as energy production

 

So what foods should I include you ask? Superfoods include but are not limited to:

  • Kale
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Lentils
  • Spinach
  • Nuts
  • Fortified Products

A quick and easy way to incorporate these foods are into your daily smoothies.

If you are currently following a weight loss programme it could be possible that you may not be getting all the required nutrients your body needs, Slender You is here to help you hit all your daily recommendations of vitamins and minerals! Our Slender Shake contains 20 vitamins and minerals that are essential in a woman’s diet.

If shakes aren’t your thing, we have developed a great multi-vitamin! Our Slimvit multi-vitamins contains at least 100% of your recommended intake of all vitamins and minerals!


If you have any questions or want advice on how our products could help you get in touch with our qualified nutritionists at ask@slenderyou.co.za