Is your iron intake sufficient?

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As per the Cleveland Clinic, the recommended daily intake of iron for men is 8 mg, while women require 18 mg.

Older women over 50 require 8 mg of iron per day, pregnant women 27 mg, and nursing women 9 mg.

The Mayo Clinic lists the following as possible examples for each of these:

Pork, poultry and red meat, Peas and beans, Seafood, Dark leafy greens like spinach, Dried fruits like raisins and apricots, Nuts ,Fortified pasta, bread, and cereal with iron

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Iron deficiency can also affect certain persons. Blood loss during menstruation might deplete iron.

Without enough breast milk or formula, infants and children may be iron deficient. Growth spurts may require more iron for children and newborns.

One serving (1/2 cup chopped) of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, or kale will trim and improve your health.

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