Friendly Friday GOKI Readers, I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
As from the beginning of this month I am continuing with my mission to provide one tip of info to aid you folks in your daily lives.

March 18, 2011 Health Tip Of The Day

Know When You May Need More Iron

Certain types of people are at a higher risk for iron deficiency and should be screened periodically.
* Infants and children, because of their growth and choosy eating habits.
* Adolescents, especially girls who have started their menstrual cycle, who consume a junk food diet.
* Women who are pregnant, because they are supporting their needs as well as the baby's.
* The elderly population because of poor dietary intake and decreased iron absorption due to aging.
* Women of childbearing age who experience excessive menstrual bleeding because they lose iron-rich blood each month.
* Strict vegetarians who eat only plant foods, beacause the iron in these foods is not absorbed as well as the iron in animal products.   

As Always, To Your Health!

 


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