Are You Getting Your Vitamins and Minerals?
FOOD & NUTRITION
When we consider nutrition, we tend to think of our inner health, such as heart or lungs but there are other areas of the body that are important to consider. Nutrition also has an effect on our wellbeing. Below are some aspects of wellbeing that can be affected if your diet does not contain all the nutrients it needs to work efficiently.
An all-round healthy lifestyle rich in vital nutrients together with plenty of sleep are important for concentration. If your diet is lacking in vitamins and minerals or you are not getting much sleep then it can be hard to concentrate. The mineral Iron plays a vital role in maintaining healthy blood which is needed for normal work performance and concentration.
Why do you need Iron?
Iron is a nutrient, which is essential for the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body.
Are you getting enough Iron?
Most people need 14mg of Iron daily to keep healthy and maintain a small store in the body. You could get this from two grilled steaks or two large bowls of spinach every day. Iron is also present in many other foods. Iron can be found in red meat, sardines, liver, eggs, green leafy vegetables, nuts, apricots and some breakfast cereals.