July 2013 Issue
Iron: It Can Be Too Much of a Good Thing
Chances are, your mother (or grandmother) probably told you to eat your meat at dinner to avoid iron-poor blood. Its true enough that iron is an essential mineral; its a component in cell growth and oxygen transport to your bodys tissues. If you dont get enough, you may feel tired and have decreased performance and immunity. However, even in the case of iron, you can get too much of a good thing.
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