Iron and Fertility Power

Iron equals increased hemoglobin, which means increased oxygen in the blood! Super important right? Well if you or a friend/family member have ever had issues with miscarriages, I want you to question if it was due to an iron deficient anemia. 

Adequate iron intake helps prevent miscarriage and anemia and is also needed for the correct formation of fetal blood, promoting a healthy growth rate for your baby. Iron plays an important role in the brain, eye, and bone development. 

How do I know if my iron levels are depleted?:

  • smoker 
  • drinking tea and coffee
  • consuming excess phosphorus (used in soft drinks, beer, ice-creams, and sweets)

It is well known that womena are affected way more from anemia than men. In the study linked here, moderate-severe anemia was 5 times more common in non-pregnant females in comparison to males.

The prevalence of anemia and moderate-severe anemia varies among races. According to a 2012 study, women of reproductive age, anemia was more common in blacks than in whites by 4 to 7 times, and in Hispanics in comparison to whites, by 2 to 3 times.

The reason I chose the cast-iron skillet for this post, is because that is one of the easiest ways to incorporate iron into your diet, along with Brewer's Yeast, and green leafy vegetables (non-cooked).