Mar 24, 2021
A topic I’ve been asked about by
a lot of you is iron, so in this solo podcast episode, I talk about
the important roles this mineral plays in our body and which foods
are good sources of iron.
Some key information I cover
- The essential role iron plays in our body’s
growth and development, the proper functioning of the immune
system, and in the production of both hemoglobin and
- Our body’s need for iron varies based on our
gender and age, and the need for iron in women increases during
pregnancy and decreases during menopause.
- While red meat is a well-known source of iron,
there are many plant-based sources as well, such as beans, peas,
dark leafy greens and nuts.
If you’d like to read more about
National Institutes of Health and
offer some good resources to
get you started.