Low levels of iron result in lower production of hemoglobin in the body which means less oxygen being supplied to your tissue. Low iron levels are normally the result of blood loss, an inadequate diet, or in some cases the inability to absorb enough iron from the food you are eating.
Some Symptoms of Iron Deficiency
- Loss of stamina
- Inability to concentrate
- Recurrent infections
- Hair loss
- Brittle nails
What can you eat to get more iron?
Animal foods are high in heme iron, which contains hemoglobin.
- Oysters, mussels, clams, shrimp, sardines, tuna, halibut, salmon, and crab
- Beef, pork, and chicken liver
- Beef, turkey, chicken (dark meat), pork
Non-heme iron comes from dairy products and plant food.
- Fortified breakfast cereals, oats, and millet
- Lentils, kidney, lima, navy beans, and soybeans
- Nuts, seeds, and tahini
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Fortified breads, brown rice, and pasta
- Baked potato with skin, green vegetables like broccoli, and asparagus
- Dried fruits, like apricots, dates, and raisins
Try to get as many of these foods in to your diet as possible to make sure your body is working the best it can. Click Here to read more.