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IRON !! And its importance!!

Shobith K Menon
Shobith K Menon
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🥬 Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body. hemoglobin represents about two-thirds of the body’s iron. If you don't have enough iron, your body can't make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red Blood cells. A lack of red blood cells is called iron deficiency Anemia. 


🥬 How much iron do you need ?

10 milligrams daily from ages 4 to 8 !! 
8 mg daily from ages 9 to 13 !! 
Women need more iron because they lose blood each month during their period. That's why women from ages 19 to 50 need to get 18 mg of iron each day, while men the same age can get away with just 8 mg- 10 mg.


🥬 Symptoms of iron deficiency. 


•	Feel short of breath

•	Have a fast heartbeat

•	Have cold hands and feet

•	Have brittle and spoon shaped nails or hair loss

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🥬Food sources which have iron in them .


•	Tofu, and Soybeans

•	Nuts and Seeds3.lentils

•	Leafy Greens(Spinach ,kale )

•	Oats,Quinoa

•	Fruits 

•	Meat an dairy products 

I hope this was helpful.
Thanks for reading🙌🏽
Image courtesy- StylecrazeReference - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3999603/