Why Iron Is Important In Our Diet | Diseases Due To Surplus and Lack of Iron

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Presently, everyone, whether young or elderly, enjoys eating foods that they enjoy. No one considers how the meal will effect his or her wellbeing or whether we will receive a nutritious diet while eating.
We can stay healthy and refreshed if we have a good balance of vitamins, minerals, protein, and hemoglobin in our bodies. Iron plays a critical role in the body's overall health.

Why is iron important in our diet

Iron is required for the formation of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein that contains a lot of iron. Hemoglobin is responsible for the red blood cells. The major component of the blood is this red blood cells. This boosts the ability to breathe while also producing more oxygen in the body. Iron helps the body by delivering oxygen from the lungs to other regions of the body.

Both a lack and an surplus of iron can be damaging to the body. Iron shortage can lead to deadly diseases like anemia, and iron deficiency is more common in women than in males.

Diseases due to surplus of Iron

Hemochromatic illness is most likely caused by an excess of iron. As the amount of iron in the body increases, so do the risks of developing a variety of ailments. Diabetes, cancer, liver illness, heart attack, arthritis, impotence, deteriorating digestion, and other major disorders are all at danger.

Diseases due to lack of Iron

[Anemia]( can occur as a result of low or lack of iron. It is more common in women since they are unable to care for themselves and suffer from blood loss as a result of menstruation. There is a danger of respiratory disease, difficulties managing body temperature, and heart disease as a result of this.

Early weariness, pale yellow skin, head pains and headaches, a weakened immune system, dark bags under the eyes, increased pain during periods, and more hair loss are all signs of this.

What and what contains Iron

Beet roots

Beet root iron aids in the production of hemoglobin in the bloodstream as well as the activation of red blood cells. Beetroot leaves, in addition to beetroot, contain a considerable quantity of iron. Sugar can be added to your diet on a daily basis in the form of juice, soup, or salad.

Dry fruits

Eat dates, grapes almonds, and raisins to boost your hemoglobin levels. They have an adequate amount of iron. The benefits of eating dates with milk on a regular basis are numerous. Dates provide a significant amount of iron to the body.


Calcium, salt, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins are abundant in pomegranate iron. The blood in the body conducts well when you consume pomegranate juice every day.

Jaggery and Egg

Iron deficiency can be alleviated by the use of jaggery. It is a naturally occurring mineral. It's loaded with vitamins. Jaggery is also good for digestion.

Protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, iron, and calcium are all found in eggs. It also contains vitamin D.

Green vegetables

Hemoglobin booster is abundant in Green vegetables. Spinach, for example, is high in calcium, sodium, chlorine, phosphorus, mineral salts, and protein. Tomatoes, mustard, fenugreek, coriander, mint, Bathua, cabbage, beans, and cucumber should all be consumed in large quantities.





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good and helpful read to take into consideration 😊 thank you for sharing!

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Iron is probably the most abundant element in green plants. I have seen people taking extracts of plants in the place of blood transfusion. There are some plants that work in this way.

I have seen people taking extracts of plants in the place of blood transfusion

There is this plant my mum usually cooked for us to drink, it is called Ewe Eje in Yoruba (Justicia carnea). I consider this as our local blood tonic since we don't have much back then to afford blood tonic syrup.

I will be making an article over it very soon. Thank you for stopping by

Extract of Ugwu, Telfairia occidentalis, also does the magic.

Wow!!.. so Ugu also works. Thank you for sharing this wonderful info, I will make more research about it.

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This statement hit me really hard! In our family we don't usually go for the healthiest food, but the one we can realistically maintain having in our meals. (At least we try to have a bit of each type of food...)

No one considers how the meal will effect his or her wellbeing or whether we will receive a nutritious diet while eating.

In our family we don't usually go for the healthiest food, but the one we can realistically maintain having in our meals.

Food is very important in the body, but we need to be very careful with what we take in. Health is wealth they say, to be healthy we don't just eat anyhow food, we need food with high nutrition this won't only help us grow but help us fight diseases in the body.

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We might not have much of the food you mentioned like beet root and pomegranates in my home country, but one thing we sure do eat well is eat green vegetables a lot especially fluted pumpkin leaves (known locally as ugu), it's known to contain lots of iron. Thank you for your informative

Maybe I need to check my iron levels because I constantly have headaches.

This was an interesting read.

You need to visit the nearest health center to do that...

I hope you are good? Stay safe

I will, thank you

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