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Iron - The energy that flows through the blood

Iron is a mineral whose main function is to carry oxygen to the haemoglobin of the red blood cells throughout the body so that the cells produce energy. When iron levels are low, fatigue can occur and electrolyte balance can be affected. Foods containing Vitamin C can help the body to absorb iron.

Sources include

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

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

Meritene products should not be used as substitutes for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

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