Proteins in our body use iron to transport oxygen and grow cells. Most of the body’s iron is found in hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to tissues all over the body. So if you’re feeling fatigued and especially and especially if you’re a woman, it may be a result of iron deficiency. Iron is also necessary to maintain healthy cells, skin, hair, and nails. Make sure you’re eating foods with enough iron to maintain vitality and energy.
Iron is most prevalent in meat, in fact Chicken Liver contains the most of any food providing over 60% of your daily needs, but how many of you are saying at this moment “mmmm, chicken liver!”? Not many I’d gather and especially if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. Good plant based sources of iron include cooked beans such as Kidney Beans or Garbanzo Beans, Pumpkin Seeds, Tofu, Broccoli and Potatoes.
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