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Foods High In Iron includes information and resources to learn the benefits, food sources, deficiency-toxicity symptoms, and supplement recommendations.

Foods High In Iron

Benefits And Uses For Iron:

As is probably commonly known, Iron is concentrated in the blood and muscles of the body.  It is used to provide energy, detoxify, immunize, and process oxygen in the body.  

Deficiency Symptoms Of Iron:

Excessive caffeine (coffee, tea, cola), excessive alcohol consumption, a vegetarian diet or the menstrual cycle can cause Iron deficiency.  Symptoms include poor concentration, grey fingernails, edge of eyelid no longer pink, poor stamina, infections, itching, tingling fingers and toes, fatigue, headaches, heart palpitations, indigestion, breathlessness, insomnia, loss of appetite.

Toxicity (Overdose) Symptoms Of Iron:

Iron toxicity is uncommon, though excessive iron consumption can cause a significant increase in appetite.  

Foods High In Iron:

All fresh meats and vegetables contain Iron, though meats are the most digestible source of Iron.  A chemical in spinach neutralizes the high iron content, making spinach useless as a food source of Iron...sorry Mom.  

Supplements Of Iron:

Because Iron is plentiful in a balanced diet, it is usually unnecessary to supplement unless you fit the deficiency patterns above.  A good multi-mineral supplement should not contain Iron.  This is because Iron would neutralize the Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc.  If you supplement Iron, use a separate Iron supplement after lunch and at least one hour after taking any other supplement.

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