Researchers have found that there is adequate Iron in most diets but absorption can be a problem.
Role In Our Body
- Assists in forming of red blood cells.
- Assists in providing energy for our muscles.
- Helps our bodies absorb and utilise protein.
- Helps to build muscle tissue.
- Weak red blood cells, paleness, low energy (anaemia).
- Muscle weakness, including heart.
- Weakened immune system.
- Fearfulness in children. Decreased attention span. Lack of growth.
- Cracks at corners of mouth and painful swallowing.
- Yeast infections (Candida).
- Concave nails.
- Poor digestion due to lack of stomach acid.
Too Much (over 50 mg daily)
- Greyish hue to skin.
- Constipation. Upset stomach.
- Low absorption of Vitamin E.
Good Sources Of Iron
- Beef (muscle & liver)
- Canned Clams
- Cooked Oysters
- Fortified Cereals
- Beans & Lentils