Feeling fatigued? 3 ways women can boost iron intake

If you’re a woman who feels like you’re constantly fighting fatigue, there could be a physical reason for that sluggishness.

1 in 10 women, between 12 and 49 years old, are dealing with the results of low iron, according to the research, iron deficiency can easily lead to extra fatigue and muscle weakness. Unfortunately, iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), particularly affecting menstruating women, pregnant women, vegans and vegetarians, athletes (especially women) and recent blood donors.

“Many women have low iron levels and simply don’t know it,” The good news is, low iron stores can be easy to correct.

* Eat more foods rich in iron; these include meat, eggs, soybeans, seafood, beans, peas, peanuts, dark-green leafy vegetables, dried fruits, oatmeal and/or iron-fortified bread, cereals, and pasta.

* In conjunction with high-iron foods, eat foods high in vitamin C that promote iron absorption. This group includes citrus fruits and juices, melons, strawberries, kiwi, broccoli, leafy greens, peppers, and tomatoes.

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(BPT)