Iron

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Why is iron important?

Iron is needed to make hemogoblin which is the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen to all body cells.

Major sources of iron

Meat, fish, shellfish, egg yolks, dark green leafy vegetables, dry beans, and dried fruits.

What can happen if the body doesnt get enough iron or to much iron?

If the body does not get enough iron the person may get anemia which can cause you to be tired, weak, short of breath, pale, and cold. If the body gets to much iron can result in long term damage to the heart and liver.

Interesting facts about iron.

Iron is a mineral found in every cell of the body. One third of iron is stored in the liver, spleen and bone marrow. There are two types of dietary iron one is called Heme iron which is only found in meat and then theirs Non-Heme iron which is found in fruits vegetables and beans.

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Iron                                                                                                                                                   Red Blood cells                                                                                                                       Oxygen                                                                                                                                               Non-Heme

Sources

Food for Today (Text Book)http://www.myfooddiary.com/Resources/nutrient_facts/nutrient_iron.asphttp://www.humanbodydetectives.com/blog/mineral-highlight-iron/