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Wednesday, November 14, 2007


During pregnancy and breastfeeding, the need for certain nutrients rises. For instance, women need 600kj more than non-pregnant women on a daily basis, and must remain mindful avoid calcium, folate, iron and zinc deficiencies. Important nutrients for breastfeeding women in particular include protein, calcium, vitamin C, folate, zinc, magnesium, vitamin B6 and fluids.
Those experiencing menopause do well to up their intake of phytoestrogens, which are natural oestrogen-like substances. These occur regularly in foods such as:
· Wholegrains
· Flaxseed (linseed)
· Sesame seeds
· Nuts including almonds
· Legumes, especially soy and chickpeas
· Alfalfa sprouts
· Herbal teas, especially sage and aniseed
· Extra virgin olive oil

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