We base our diet on a number of factors: budget, weight, personal preference or what we read on the internet. But our lifestyles, what we do everyday and the changes we go through are just as important in deciding what we should and shouldn’t eat. Take a look below and find out what your diet should look like if…
…you got back from a massage session, sauna or swimming pool
Eat food rich in vitamin B6, chrome, magnesium and zinc in order to balance your hormone levels and pump yourself full of energy. Include more dairy products, raw vegetables and eggs in your diet.
…you just finished a workout
During physical effort minerals are lost through sweat, so after a workout you should replenish you body’s supply of magnesium, zinc, iron and potassium. Drink magnesium-rich water, eat walnuts, whole grains and bananas!
…you want to get pregnant
Your body will require double the amount of nutrients and energy in order to properly sustain a pregnancy. Eat foods rich in folic acid, vitamin B12, iron and zinc (beans, spinach, green salad, light meat, eggs and dairy products), so that both you and your future baby are properly nourished.
…you are approaching menopause
Menopause involves dramatic changes throughout a woman’s body and your diet should be adjusted appropriately. Choose foods rich in calcium, magnesium and vitamin D to strengthen bone structure and include plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to stave off mood swings. Try eating light dairy products, almonds, grapefruit and drink unsweetened green tea.