Dangers of Iron Supplements

Iron is essential and is the most abundant metals on earth; but yet there is a worldwide deficiency. Which leads to people feeling the need to take iron supplements since they don’t consume enough on a daily. However, this comes with a price to pay.

DID YOU KNOW: iron supplements are pro-oxidative meaning they promote oxidation which means they create oxidative stress.

Iron supplements are the opposite of antioxidants, they encourage free radicals to perform their mischief, which leads to a increased risk of cancer, heart disease, aging, and other chronic diseases.

If you take iron supplements; they should be taking only in a deficiency and for a short period of time. However, it’s better if you get your iron from Whole Foods.

Foods loaded with Iron

  • Seeded Grapes
  • Tahini
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Seeded Watermelon
  • Quinoa
  • Figs
  • Avocado
  • Amaranth
  • Hemp seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Mushrooms
  • Collard greens
  • Chickpeas

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