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Is It Important To Take Iron During Pregnancy?

Have you ever asked yourself why it is important to take iron during pregnancy?

Iron is essential for you and your growing baby.It helps in increase of resistance of diseases and stress.Shortage of iron in the blood can lead to anaemia.

Through out the body oxygen is carried by a substance in the blood called haemoglobin that is made up of an important mineral called iron.

Role of iron in the body:

1.Converting blood sugar to energy.

2.Boosting immune system.

3.Helps in oxygenating of blood cells

Sources of iron:

1.Meat.

Meat products such as liver is good for iron.

2.Green leafy vegetables.

dark green leafy vegetables like spinach is a source of iron.

3.Legumes.

Peas and lentils are great source of iron.

4.Fruits.

Fruits such as apples are a rich source of iron.

5.Cereals.

cereals rich in iron include oats.

Consuming more of it can also be dangerous should be consumed is small amounts

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