Iron

Picky eaters who are following along, lets continue on with our series on Vitamins and nutrients and talk about Iron. Here are the symptoms of this deficiency along with other important details and always if you suspect you are deficient or having health issues please, speak with your doctor about them: Better safe than sorry.

Signs of Deficiency: Pale skin, brittle nails, cold hands and feet, headaches, weakness and extreme fatigue

. Daily Requirement: The daily requirements for this nutrient varies per age. Under 13 7-10 mg, Teenage boys 11 mg, teenage girls 15mg. Adult men 8 mg and adult women 18 mg. Job: This nutrient carries oxygen to the blood. Common food sources: Apricots, Brazil Nut, Brown rice, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cashews, Chia Seeds, Cocoa, Eggs, Grapes, Green Beans, Leafy greens, Meat, Pasta, Peas, Pecans, Pineapple, Pistachio, Pumpkin seeds, Raisins, Sesame Seeds, Spinach, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts. Hope this helps understand the importance of Iron. Being picky eaters and even people trying to be healthier in general, it's key to know what our body needs each day and how to recognize if we aren't getting it so that we can supplement or find food with that vitamin. Until next time,


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