Iron is undeniable essential mineral in the body. It is required for the production of red blood cells in the body which is needed for the transportation of the oxygen around the body. It is also important in growth and development of a child.
Causes of iron deficiency are: increase in body demand as in pregnancy, blood loss as in heavy menstrual flow, inadequate intake of iron etc
HOW WILL YOU KNOW IF YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH IRON IN THE BODY?
When you are deficient in iron, you will possibly have the following symptoms:
Brittle nails (easy to break, soft or thin nails)
Pica- This is when you have desire to eat inedible things like pencil, pen, clothes, foam etc
Shortness of breath
Impaired immune function
FOOD RICH IN IRON
Egg and poultry meat
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