Iron deficiency can lead to many negative consequences when it comes to your general health and performance in the gym.
WHY IT IS IRON ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR BODY?
Iron is hugely importance because it assists with transporting oxygen. It is an important part of haemoglobin, which is the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen and represents around two-thirds of the body’s iron.
Athletes need to take special care of the amount of iron in their body, because they lose large amounts during workouts through sweating.
As a rough guide, women need 18mg of iron per day, men only 8mg. If the demand is not covered, symptoms like general fatigue, headaches, weakness and dizziness can occur. Make sure you stay healthy and optimise your performances by eating the following 5 iron rich foods.