Are there certain healthier foods just for females?
Healthy eating is not gender specific. Beware of foods that are marketed, “just for woman”. This is just a marketing ploy. Food products targeting women are hot items at supermarkets. But many provide nutrients that are easily obtained through “regular” foods and often at a cheaper cost. If you chose fortified products for women, read the label and compare nutrients in similar products. Check the nutrients, including amounts of fat and sugar, and then decide whether it is right for you. A very common problem is that, many women struggle to meet their daily needs of iron, calcium and folate. Try eating dairy products such as low-fat milk, yogurt or cheese. Cereals and other grain foods fortified with iron and folate can also help meet daily needs. Remember, your goal is a healthier you, which doesn’t have to mean special foods.