iron

Its IRON DEFICIENCY AWARENESS WEEK 1-7 May

It’s International Iron Awareness Week from 1-7 May. IRON DEFICIENCY REMAINS AN ONGOING ISSUE FOR MANY NEW ZEALANDERS, WITH MANY UNAWARE THEY HAVE DEFICIENT LEVELS.

According to the last national nutrition survey, low iron levels were evident in one in 14 adult women over 15 years old with over a third of teenage girls aged 15-18 years not achieving their daily iron requirements.  (www.ironweek.co.nz)

Furthermore, 8 out of 10 toddlers are not meeting the recommended daily intake of dietary iron and 14% of children under 2 are deficient.

Symptoms of low iron/anaemia include frequent infections, brittle nails, sore muscles, pale skin, breathlessness, apathy,fatigue…is it time to get your iron levels checked?

https://www.ironweek.co.nz/   this is a great link with all the info you need to know

Iron rich herbs include:

Iron enhancing herbs include yellow dock, red raspberry or wild blackberry leaf, gentian, yellowroot, turmericmulleinnettle,parsleyginseng, watercress, and dandelion.