Promotes cellular respiration and forming of red blood cells
A lack of iron can cause deficient red blood cells and results in anemia which then causes fatigue. Iron can oxidize cholesterol.
Arugula, Asparagus, Black Beans, Butter Beans, Cannellini Beans, Chickpeas, Dandelion Greens, Fiddleheads & Navy Beans
- cooked egg whites contain a good amount of iron
Spinach is an excellent source but raw spinach contains oxalic acid which inhibits mineral absorption; cooking increases mineral bioavailability
- eat raw spinach with Vit. C rich fruits and veggies, fish, meat or poultry to enhance mineral absorption
- take iron supplements with orange juice as Vit C helps the body absorb the iron
- take with food in any form but don’t take at the same time as calcium supplements