Iron is important to produce hemoglobin in our bodies which is the red blood cells that moves oxygen throughout the body. When you are anemic, meaning that the red blood cells don't produce the oxygen that the body needs, your heart has to work harder be able to pump out enought oxygen into your body. That's why when your heart has to work harder, your symptoms of feeling tired, and sometimes heart palpitations can be a sign of iron deficiency.
Some typical signs of iron depletion can be feeling tired over a period of time. Feeling cold, skin appears pale, unable to focus and hair loss and brittle nails.
Good source of iron can be found in lean ground meats, chicken liver, and clams and oysters. Iron also can be found in beans, spinach, broccoli and apricots. It's also important to take vitamine C since this vitamin helps with delivering iron faster and the absorption of iron into the system. Red peppers, broccoli, and tomatoes that are high in vitamin C.
Be sure to see your doctor before taking a iron supplement. Your doctor can do a blood test to check to see if your are in fact iron defiencient. Your symptoms of feeling tired, lack of focus and any of the symptoms could be some other underlying health problem. So be sure to seek out your doctor first, so he can diagnose the problem.
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