3 Stages Of Life Cycle: Essential Nutrients For Women Between 15 To 65 Years Of Age

Updated at: Aug 23, 2019
3 Stages Of Life Cycle: Essential Nutrients For Women Between 15 To 65 Years Of Age

It is a big challenge for women to keep themselves fit. They have to ensure that they get all the necessary nutrients because their body changes with their age. 

Tavishi Dogra
Women's HealthWritten by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Aug 23, 2019

Nutrients For Women: Nutrients play an important role in staying fit and healthy. To live a healthy life, it is important to have a healthy diet along with a healthy lifestyle. In particular, women need more nutrients, as their body undergoes many changes at each stage of life. Therefore, it is necessary to consume some nutrients at every stage of age. These nutrients not only keep the body healthy but also protect the body from health problems. Women mostly go through: 

These are usually stages of 15 to 65 years when many hormonal changes are seen in the body of women. Therefore, it is important what type of nutrients you need according to age. Let us tell you in detail.

Nutrients For Women


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When girls are adolescents (when they are 12 to 14 years old), their body undergoes many physical and biological changes. Due to which they should include vegetables and fruits in their diet. During this time girls should consume iron and calcium sources too. You must have noticed that there is a lack of energy in girls, who suffer from anemia. Because the amount of iron from their body decreases during periods every month.

To overcome iron deficiency, sources of iron like:

  • green vegetables 
  • pulses 
  • beans 
  • cashew nuts
  • tuna 

should be consumed. At the same time, calcium intake is necessary for strong bones. It helps in making blood clot. Take: 

  • calcium
  • milk
  • broccoli
  • banana


After stepping into adulthood, when women think about conceiving, they should eat nutritious food for their child. This keeps the child healthy along with the mother. During this period, women should consume: 

  • omega-3 fatty acids 
  • folic acid
  • iron 

Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of premature birth. For this, you can eat: 

  • walnuts
  • soybeans 
  • oily fish 
  • chia seeds


After a certain age, the body of women has to face menopause, for which iron is very important for the body. The body needs many nutrients along with iron. Along with this, be sure to consume vitamin B12 and calcium. With age, the body's ability to absorb body nutrients decreases. For this, one can take: 

  • meat
  • eggs
  • dairy products

Most Important

  • Women should consume a balanced diet regularly to keep themselves fit in every stage of life (this will not require much effort). 
  • Women should have health check-ups from time to time 
  • exercise should be done regularly 
  • Walking in the park could also be beneficial
  • To live a healthy life, it is necessary to adopt a healthy lifestyle

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