Sunday, January 9, 2011

Iron's Importantce

Consuming enough iron is very important especially for active people. Iron is the part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen from you lungs to your muscles. If you are anemic (have low iron in your blood), you will feel tired and fatigue easily during exercise. Eating fiber enriched cereal is a great way to boost your iron intake especially if you eat very little red meat. Iron is not easily absorbed by your body. However, vitamin C will helps your body absorb iron. So, try drinking a glass of orange juice or fruit containing an ample amount of vitamin C (oranges, grapefruit, cantaloupe, and strawberries) with iron rich foods to boost absorption.

By Gage Livingston

Source: Sports Nutrition Guide Book by Nancy Clark

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