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Healthful Tips | Pump up your iron, ladies

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Women lose iron during their monthly menstruation, which can greatly affect their metabolism because iron helps carry oxygen to the muscles. If the iron levels run low, the muscles don't get enough oxygen, and both the energy and metabolism level drops. It is therefore essential that women get adequate supply of iron from foods such as beans, callaloo, pok choy, broccoli and iron-rich cereals.