Iron is a very important mineral, and can be found in many foods that you might not expect.
It is estimated that in Australia, up to five per cent of the population hasiron deficiency or anaemia. Iron is a mineral required to transport oxygen through the blood and is essential for providing energy for daily life. The best source of iron is found in animal foods, as not only do they usually contain more iron, but our bodies can absorb it better than the iron from plant foods.
The recommended daily intake of iron for women between the ages of 19 to 50 is 18 milligrams a day.
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