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Are You Getting Enough Iron?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Nutrition is the foundation for health and development. Better nutrition means stronger immune systems, less illness and better health.

It is recommended that the daily allowance of iron for women should be between 8 to 18 mg and man should between 8 to 11 mg. Some other great sources of iron are dates, parsley, hemp-seed, lima beans, red kidney beans, chickpeas, split peas, spinach, potatoes, nuts, raisins, and dried peaches or prunes. For you meat lovers try beef or chicken liver, clams, mollusks, mussels, oysters, salmon, and tuna. There is no substitute for a healthy, well-balanced diet; however, in today’s fast-paced lifestyles it is important to ensure the body is getting the fuel it needs. Therefore, ensure your body’s success and health through proper supplementation.

If you have an iron deficiency, avoid foods that are iron absorption inhibitors like Red Wine, Tea, Coffee, and Cocoa. Eat more foods that boost iron absorption like Broccoli, Oranges (Vitamin C) and Tomatoes.


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