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Iron. Melissa Rutz 4/21/14 Nutrition. How does your body use this nutrient?. Creates blood Helps replenish lost blood Helps carry out oxygen throughout the body Helps muscles store and use oxygen Part of cell function Helps digest food. What foods is this nutrient found in?.

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  1. Iron Melissa Rutz 4/21/14 Nutrition

  2. How does your body use this nutrient? • Creates blood • Helps replenish lost blood • Helps carry out oxygen throughout the body • Helps muscles store and use oxygen • Part of cell function • Helps digest food

  3. What foods is this nutrient found in? Meat & Eggs Seafood Vegetables Beef Lamb Ham Turkey Chicken Veal Pork Dried beef Liver Liverwurst Eggs (any style) Shrimp Clams Scallops Oysters Tuna Sardines Haddock mackerel Spinach Sweet potatoes Peas Broccoli String beans Dandelion greens Collards Kale Chard

  4. Nutrient Foods Continued Bread & Cereals Fruits Beans & Other Foods Enriched white bread Whole white bread Enriched pasta Wheat products Bran cereals Corn meal Oat cereal Cream of wheat Rye bread Enriched rich Strawberries Watermelon Raisins Dates Figs Prunes Prune juice Dried apricots Dried peaches Tofu Beans (kidney, garbanzo, or white, canned) Tomato products (paste) Dried peas Dried beans Lentils Instant breakfast Corn syrup Maple syrup Molasses

  5. What happens if your body has to much or to little of this nutrient? Symptoms of Iron def.: Symptoms of Iron Overload Fatigue Weakness Arthritic aches and pains Heart arrhythmias Changes in skin pigment Late onset diabetes • Tiredness & weakness • Tongue inflammation • Fainting • Breathlessness • Rapid heartbeat • Appetite loss • Susceptibility • Cravings for ice cream, paint or dirt (pica)

  6. Is there something else that in/decrease the absorption of this nutrients? • Iron status of the individual • The type of food eaten • Vitamin C intake • Other factors in the diet

  7. What’s the news on this vitamin and mineral? Symptoms of Iron def.: Symptoms of Iron Overload Fatigue Weakness Arthritic aches and pains Heart arrhythmias Changes in skin pigment Late onset diabetes • Tiredness & weakness • Tongue inflammation • Fainting • Breathlessness • Rapid heartbeat • Appetite loss • Susceptibility • Cravings for ice cream, paint or dirt (pica)

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