By dave | November 1, 2016

iron containing food

What is Iron?

Iron is an essential mineral, the average person contains about four to five grams of iron of which 60-70% is in the blood. Absorption of Iron is aided by Vitamin C. Fortified cereals always contain Iron. You should exercise caution before taking an iron supplement, as you may already have a sufficient quantity in your diet.

How could Iron help my body?

Iron plays a major role in transporting oxygen from the lungs to the organs; then removes carbon dioxide from them. Other benefits include improved energy levels and better mental agility.

Foods that are high in Iron

  • Beans and Pulses
  • Cabbage
  • Dried Apricots
  • Millet
  • Meats (avoid fatty cuts)
  • Molasses
  • Spinach
  • Parsley
  • Prunes and Dates
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Wholegrain
  • Wheat-germ
  • Tofu