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You May Have Low Iron Levels….

A training client recently asked me for a little advice on how to increase their iron levels.  Since the majority of people I train are prone to iron deficiencies (menopausal, post menopausal, pregnant, post-partum, or do not eat a variety of fresh, “real” food) I thought it would be very relevant & useful to post some information on Iron Deficiencies.

This is Important to You If:

  1. I you fall into any of the afore mentioned categories (menopausal, post menopausal, pregnant, post-partum, or do not eat a variety of fresh, “real” food)
  2. You regularly experience weakness, irritability and decreased energy
(everyone reading this is now saying ‘yeah, yeah, that’s me, I must have an iron deficiency’)
Learn more:
  • Canadian Living published a very concise and thorough article on Iron Deficiencies (less than 1000 words) click here
  • For a detailed list of iron rich foods click here
  • For a guide on foods which enhance iron absorption and which inhibit iron absorption click here
IMPORTANT:
*** Iron can be toxic for the body (especially children) in very high quantities, so if you think you are iron deficient, speak with your doctor about getting a blood test and how to manage your iron levels
Have an awesome day :)
Erin

 

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