By Meeghan, 10 May, 2009
Iron is an important mineral that is primarily responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood. It is essential for providing the energy in daily life. It is believed that one-third of the world’s population is iron deficient, with menstruating women at greatest risk. However iron is lost not only from blood loss, but through sweat and the shedding of intestinal cells. So at your next check up ask your doctor to test your iron levels and start looking for iron-fortified cereals.