Also, with low rates of this element, a person becomes less hardy. Besides, his hemoglobin and cognitive functions decrease; and irritability increases. Another reason to focus on iron status is sleep. The normal level of this mineral in blood relieves insomnia and anxiety at night.
Immunity is also associated with iron status. This element helps neutralize toxins in the body. It also prevents them from entering the body from the outside, that is, from the environment. There is no need to take supplements with the mineral, as it can be obtained from food.
Men need only 8 mg of iron per day, and women - from 8 to 18 mg. It is noted that this is not that much, as some foods can easily provide the daily value of an element in one meal. The following products are rich in minerals:
85 g of canned shellfish contain 26 mg of iron;
100g of iron-fortified oatmeal provides about 25mg;
One cup of white beans provides 21 mg;
One cup of spinach provides 6.5 mg.
Dark chocolate, beef liver or minced meat, boiled lentils or chickpeas, hard tofu, stewed tomatoes, baked potatoes, and fried cashews are also high in iron.
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