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
- Dark Chocolate
- Seeded Watermelon
- Hemp seeds
- Collard greens