Iron is a mineral that plays a vital role in health and well-being. Without it, many bodily functions would malfunction.
“The primary role of iron is to carry oxygen in the blood to every cell in the body,” Iron is an important component of haemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs and transports it throughout the body.
If your body doesn’t have enough iron, it cannot produce enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells. Iron deficiency can cause anaemia, which means you have too little haemoglobin.
Women in their childbearing years are at higher risk for iron deficiency because of the loss of blood during menstruation.
To get more iron into our diets, check out this FREE PDF factsheet on it.
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