Eating healthily in your 30's
Follow our advice to take care of yourself during this busy decade
Whilst the three basics of wellness stay the same throughout your life – eating a balanced diet, regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle – you should keep in mind that as you move through different stages of life, your body’s nutritional requirements will change as your body and hormone levels alter. So follow our advice to make sure you eat right in your 30's.
Woman in their 30’s often juggle the demands of a hectic social life, career and family. A woman’s thirties are also their key childbearing years, making folate (and folic acid, the form used in dietary supplements and fortified foods) a key nutrient. It's critical for supporting a healthy pregnancy; preventing neural-tube defects and helping your body make new cells. Folate may also help reduce the risk of heart disease. Adding foods such as chickpeas, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, avocados, orange juice, and fortified whole grains into your diet can help you meet your daily 400-microgram requirement.
Daily stresses can speed up the aging process, so ensure your diet is rich in antioxidants (think of the rainbow colours) to help slow this down. Antioxidants can also prevent changes in DNA which could help defend against the development of cancer.