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.

Found in:

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