Iron

Iron

Iron is a mineral that contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Sources include
  • Chicken, pork, fish
  • Dried fruit
  • Foods rich in vitamin C (e.g. citrus fruits) help iron absorption
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Lentils and beans
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Red meat and offal (such as liver)

It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Health benefits of iron

Health benefits

Iron contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin, oxygen transport in the body, function of the immune system, and cognitive function. It also has a role in the process of cell division.

Source: European Food Safety Association