Eat To Beat The Winter Blues

Iron

The nutrient iron has many important jobs within the body. From delivering oxygen to giving you energy and strength, iron is one that you can’t do winter without.

When your iron is low you feel tired and easily saddened. Women of childbearing age are most affected by low levels of iron.

Most creamed wheat and cereal are fortified with iron, so relief could be felt just by switching up your morning meal.

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Recommended Daily Allowance: 18 mg per day for women; 8 mg per day for men

Food sources of iron:

  • Fortified oatmeal, instant (1 package): 11 mg
  • Soybeans (1 cup): 8.8 mg
  • Lentils (1 cup): 6.6 mg
  • Beef Ribeye (5-oz. fillet): 3.8 mg
  • Turkey, dark meat (1 / 3 cup): 2.0 mg
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