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Eat well for good health
All women need good food to do their daily work, to prevent illness, and to have safe and healthy births. But not eating well (poor nutrition) is the most common and disabling health problem among women in poor countries. When food is not shared equally within a family or a community, it is usually women, especially disabled women, who do not get enough.
Starting in childhood, a girl is often given less food to eat than a boy. As a result, she may grow more slowly, her bones may not develop properly, and this can cause a disability later in life. For a girl who was born with a disability, it can make her disability worse.
Also, when a woman who does not get enough to eat (is malnourished) becomes sick, she is more likely to have serious complications.
A healthy diet
You do not need to eat all the foods on page 87 to be healthy. You can eat the main food you are accustomed to, and if possible, add as many of the other
foods as are available in your community.
Foods with protein are especially good for keeping skin and muscles strong, and foods with calcium (milk and milk products, green
leafy vegetables, soy beans, and shellfish) are especially good for keeping bones strong.
Eat well for good health
All women need good food to do their daily work, to prevent illness, and to have safe and healthy births. But not eating well (poor nutrition) is the most common and disabling health problem among women in poor countries. When food is not shared equally within a family or a community, it is usually women, especially disabled women, who do not get enough.
Starting in childhood, a girl is often given less food to eat than a boy. As a result, she may grow more slowly, her bones may not develop properly, and this can cause a disability later in life. For a girl who was born with a disability, it can make her disability worse.
Also, when a woman who does not get enough to eat (is malnourished) becomes sick, she is more likely to have serious complications.
Here are some suggestions:
•a main low-cost food, such as rice, maize millet, wheat, cassava, potato and others.
•some foods with protein from an animal, such as milk, yogurt, cheese, eggs, fish or meats (which help build the body).
•other sources of protein, such as beans, lentils, seeds, nuts, seaweed, soy.
•fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals (which help protect and repair the body).
•and a small amount of fats and sugar (which give energy).
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