Vital for energy.
Good food sources include red meat, beans, dried fruit, egg yolk, oysters and mussels.
RDA for iron is 8.7mg for men and 14.8mg for women. One in ten women are estimated to have low levels of iron.
Avoid taking more than 17mg daily as this could cause nausea, diarrhoea and block the uptake of calcium and zinc.
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