3.5  Nutritional requirements during adulthood

The nutritional needs in adults of 19–50 years of age differ slightly according to gender. Males require more of vitamins C, K, B1, B2 and B3, and zinc. Females require more iron, compared with males of similar age.

You have already seen that pregnant women and lactating mothers have particular nutrient requirements that are necessary for their own health as well as the health of their baby.

3.4.2  Increased need for nutrients

3.6  Nutritional requirements during later years