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Nutrition And Total Health For Women

by on February 21, 2017 in Gynecological Care
Nutrition And Total Health For Women

What a woman eats can play a significant role in the prevention of health issues. Regular appointments with general practitioners and doctors of obstetrics and gynecology in Boston are a good start. Eating a well-balanced diet is also a step in the right direction. A well-balanced diet that consists of a variety of foods is necessary. Food choices should adequately meet the need for vitamins, minerals, calcium, iron and folic acid. The consumption of sugar and fat should be minimized. Eating foods that are high in saturated or trans-fat can contribute to heart disease and high levels of cholesterol. 

ARE VITAMINS NECESSARY FOR A HEALTHY DIET?

Consuming a well-balanced diet will give a person all the vitamins their bodies need. For those that do not eat a balanced diet, some people believe vitamins can be beneficial. It has not been proven that vitamins prevent or treat health problems or slow the aging progress. If you choose to take vitamin supplements, it is recommended that you choose a multi-vitamin and make sure that it does not exceed 100% of the Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI). If you are pregnant, prenatal vitamins may be prescribed by your doctor. At the Boston Abortion Clinic, we can assist with birth control options, an unplanned pregnancy, services for gynecology in Boston or any of your healthcare needs. 

HOW DO I DETERMINE HOW MUCH FAT I CAN CONSUME?

As a rule of thumb the total fat in your daily diet should be no more than 30% of the total calories consumed. And saturated fat should not exceed more than 10% of the 30% of calories. See a nutritional specialist or your doctor for specifics on your unique situation. 

DRINK WATER!

Water is highly beneficial to your health. Water accounts for more than 60% of your body weight. It is recommended that you drink six to eight, eight-ounce glasses of water every day. But if you’re exercising and sweating you will need more. You will also need more if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. A doctor in gynecology in Boston can advise how much water you should drink for your situation. 

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