Writing: Natalia Nicolaides
Nutritionist & Scientific Advisor of SUPERFOODS NATURE’S BEST
The nutritional needs of a woman’s organism are very different from those of the male population because of the many different functions of the body and the multidimensional role that a woman chooses to have in society. Modern lifestyles require energy, mood and efficiency to help a woman respond adequately to her roles and choices. In the role of worker, mother, wife, daughter, student, girlfriend.
Over the years, the availability of micronutrients in the body – vitamins, minerals and trace elements – is diminishing and therefore extremely important to ensure that they are adequately ingested initially through food and then, if necessary, through natural dietary supplements.
Why do we need vitamins?
Vitamin D: Efficiency in vitamin D, also known as “sun vitamin”, is extremely important and recent research indicates that the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and lack of vitamin D in Greek women (19-60 years) is worrying as it was found to exceed 70 %. Vitamin D is extremely important for the smooth functioning of the female hormone system, for calcium and phosphorus regulation in the body and for the prevention of important but frequent clinical conditions such as osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes, hypertension.
Vitamin A: Equally important is vitamin A, which is an antioxidant and helps fight free radicals – products that are also produced by intense stress – boosting the immune system and preventing premature aging.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E, also known as “the vitamin of beauty”, belongs to the same category of antioxidant vitamins. Vitamin E is recommended in specialized gynecological conditions, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypertension, but also for the strengthening of nails, hair and skin. Besides, which woman does not want to feel beautiful?
Vitamin C: Vitamin C also belongs to the category of essential vitamins to maintain high levels of health. Its activity is not only about strengthening our immune system but also about proper brain function, collagen production and many other organic functions. Equally important is vitamin A, which is an antioxidant and helps fight free radicals – products that are also produced by intense stress – boosting the immune system and preventing premature aging.
The value of proper nutrition
The quality of nutrition is a determining factor in whether or not all micro-nutrients are present in the body. A balanced diet close to the Mediterranean diet model is recommended by most global health care providers and health professionals. According to the basic rules of the Mediterranean diet it is proposed to consume:
- 5 servings of vegetables a day
- 3 servings of fruit a day
- Red meat once a week
- Foods rich in fiber (pulses, whole grains, nuts)
- Sufficient amount of water (8-10 glasses daily
The ally of the female organism, of course, apart from the right diet and exercise are the SUPERFOODS NATURE’S BEST® natural supplements, which cover a huge range of needs and enhance the complex everyday life of modern woman!