Among the foods high in iron, meat, fish and other crustaceans have an iron easily absorbed by the body (10 to 30% of this iron is absorbed). Other foods such as vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, cereals ... also have iron but it is less absorbed during its passage through the gut (only 1-5 %).
Iron deficiency can lead to physical and mental tiredness (sometimes to depression), intestinal problems ...
Iron is an important mineral for the proper functioning of the body and its recommended daily dose is 14mg.
Hemoglobin is a substance in red blood cells that is partly composed of iron. Indeed, it is the iron that will allow the transport of oxygen through the blood from the lungs to body cells. There are a lot of iron in highly irrigated organs such as muscles.
Iron also acts as an antioxidant that will slow down premature aging of cells. Iron also participates in the functioning of the immune system. Eating foods high in iron is essential for maintaining good health.