Lets face it dead, nutritionally depleted, high calorie foods that is the basis of most peoples diets has practically no iron.
That means white rice, most breads, pasta, biscuits, cakes etc. That “processed cardboard pretending to be food” is not food. It's slow poison.
IRON FOR ENERGY!
Iron is critical for your hemoglobin which is the stuff that makes red blood cells carry oxygen around your body.
Oxygen is needed to burn fats and the majority of carbohydrates, therefore it is a key part of your metabolism and your ability to produce energy.
No iron, no hemoglobin no energy no movement. Simple.
Iron deficiency affects about 80% of the worlds population it is the number one micro-nutrient deficiency in the world. This is serious and when you read what iron does in the body you will understand how serious this is!
IRON AS A METABOLIC CLEANSER
Apart from carrying oxygen and promoting energy metabolism iron also is required for the enzyme that synthesizes estrogen. It helps to metabolize drugs and alcohol so that your body quickly detoxifies.
If you like your tipple or two – eat meat or seafood!
IRON TO MAKE YOU HAPPY
Iron also is involved in the synthesis of brain neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and epinephrine (adrenaline).
There is a link between low iron and depression.
Low iron in children effects cognitive development — they need the nutrients of whole foods.
IRON FOR IMMUNITY
The immune system relies on iron for the immune system to fight infection, low iron and your immune resistance plummets.
Iron rich foods are meat, poultry and seafood.
Animal sources have hemoglobin and are very bio-available.
The best plant sources of iron are lentils, beans, leafy vegetables such as spinach tofu, chickpeas and quinoa.
Plant sources have no “heme” with the iron. Therefore it is much less bio-available.