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Vitamin B & Iron Rich Foods

Foods rich in vitamin B and iron are very important for your overall health and well-being; vitamin B and iron deficiencies, meanwhile, can cause moderate to severe health conditions 1. Eating natural, unprocessed foods rich in these vitamin and mineral sources can help keep your mind and body functioning properly.

Vitamin B

Vitamin B is responsible for the proper functioning of your immune and nervous system and healthy cell growth and division. Vitamin B also supports a fast-burning metabolism and the maintenance of healthy skin and muscle tone.

Vitamin B-Rich Foods

St John's Wort & Food Interactions

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Consider fresh, organic and natural sources when choosing vitamin B-rich foods for your diet. Eliminate as many processed food sources as possible, because they can reduce the potency and absorption of vitamin B. Vitamin B is found in a wide variety of food sources and is thus friendly to omnivorous, vegetarian and vegan diets 3.

Iron

Iron is a mineral vital to your body. Iron is present in every cell of your body and is responsible for the production of hemoglobin, or red blood cells. Iron supports the transportation of oxygen from your lungs to all the cells of body, and helps your muscles store oxygen. Iron also enhances your immune system and metabolism and improves your respiratory functions and mental sharpness.

  • Iron is a mineral vital to your body.
  • Iron supports the transportation of oxygen from your lungs to all the cells of body, and helps your muscles store oxygen.

Iron-Rich Food Sources

Vitamin C in Mangoes

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Meat (particularly red meat), fish and poultry are excellent dietary sources of iron. Choose fresh, raw and natural varieties whenever possible. Consuming foods high in vitamin C — oranges and grapefruits, for example — with foods rich in iron is a good way to ensure you absorb a high level of iron from your food.

Iron and B12 Deficiencies

Iron and B12 deficiencies are not uncommon, particularly in women, and can cause moderate to severe health issues, from fatigue to damage to your nervous system. A diet rich in vitamin B (especially B12) and iron is thus important; taking a daily multi-vitamin and additional supplements can ensure you get the sufficient amounts of these vital vitamins and minerals. Consult your doctor before beginning any supplement regimen or making any drastic changes to your diet.

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