Category Archives: Iron

Meat, Fish or Fowl?

For those of us that like to eat animal products, there is a continual choice between the different forms of meat. Clearly there are taste differences between the various types of meat, but perhaps more importantly, there are also nutritional … Continue reading

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The Iron Content of Eggs

Iron is an essential nutrient that is required for a number of important reasons including brain function and oxygen transport. Many people are iron deficient and it is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world. Iron is found in … Continue reading

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Do You Really Need To Eat Meat?

Humans are omnivores, which means they have anatomical adaptations to consume both animals and plant foods. There is controversy about which diet may provide the greatest health effects, and in reality there is probably not one single diet that can … Continue reading

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The Main Problem With Vegetarian Diets: Iron

Plant based diets can be healthy because plants contain phytochemical, many of which have been shown to have beneficial health effects. In particular, plants are high in antioxidants and fibre. Vegetarian diets have been shown to have certain health benefits, … Continue reading

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The Truth About Vegan Diets

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Red Meat Versus Plants For Iron

Red Meat Versus Plants For Iron

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Iron In Mood Disorders

Iron is an essential element required for neurotransmitter synthesis and cell function. Iron is important in the oxygenation of cells , and plays role in oxygenation of the brain, enzymes and neurotransmitters. Proper iron status is therefore pivotal to correct … Continue reading

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Iron Status and Mood

Mood disorders are highly complex and in many cases it is not clear what the cause of the disturbance is. However, in many cases the causes of mood disorders can relate to imbalances in the intake of essential nutrients. Iron … Continue reading

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More On Iron and Mood

Iron is an essential trace mineral required for a number of functions. Most notably, iron is involved in the transport of oxygen and the synthesis of neurotransmitters. These two functions suggest that a deficiency of iron could affect energy levels … Continue reading

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Iron Supplements Decrease Anxiety

Iron is an essential mineral required for oxygen transport and neurotransmitter formation. A number of physiological conditions are associated with iron deficiency, including changes to cognition and mood. Research studies have investigated the mental and physical effects of iron supplementation … Continue reading

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