9 nutrient deficiencies which are common in women
By IANS | Published: September 9, 2020 01:12 PM2020-09-09T13:12:07+5:302020-09-09T16:04:09+5:30
New Delhi, Sep 9 There can be many reasons why women develop nutrient deficiencies - an improper diet, hectic ...
New Delhi, Sep 9 There can be many reasons why women develop nutrient deficiencies - an improper diet, hectic schedule, and even a lack of knowledge about what constitutes a healthy diet. A balanced and a healthy diet can help them tackle common nutrient deficiencies easily.
Nutritionist and Lifestyle Educator Karishma Chawla shares some common deficiencies and how to manage them through a healthy diet.
Iron deficiency: Iron is a trace element. It's the largest component of red blood cells and binds with haemoglobin and transports oxygen to the cells. Iron deficiency is very common in women due to menstruation. It is also common amongst vegetar. It may cause anaemia, fatigue, weakened immune system, lightheadedness, dizziness, headaches and impaired brain function. Signs like skin pallor, pale conjunctiva and thin concave nails with raised edges.
The food sources of iron are: Red meat, shellfish, Rajma
( With inputs from IANS )
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