Balanced diet for Women

By Dr. Divya Chadha,

Dietician

Find out how much carbohydrate, protein and fat you should be eating and when. Choose wisely for a healthy diet that keeps you full around the clock.

Women have different daily nutritional requirements to men.

The eating well guide defines different types of foods we should be eating and in what proportions.

These includes some simple rules to follow like getting a minimum of five fruits and vegetables a day including whole grains  and choosing more fish, poultry, beans and pulses, less red meat and opting for lower fat, lower sugar dairy foods.   

                      Reference intakes for women

  •          Energy (k cal) -2000
  •              Protein (g)  -50
  •               Carbohydrates (g)- 260
  •                  Sugar (g)   – 90
  •                         Fat (g)- 70
  •                         Saturates (g) -20
  •                             Salt (g) -6

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