Out of all nutritional shortages, iron deficiency is the most prevalent in North America, particularly for women. Consuming foods rich in iron—such as clams, mussels, oysters, turkey, fish, beans, and Popeye’s favorite, spinach—boosts the body’s production of hemoglobin, a red-blood cell protein that aids in oxygenating the body, and provides vital energy.
Here are ten telltale signs of iron deficiency…
1. Pale Complexion
If your naturally rosy hue is suddenly pale and blanched, you may be iron deficient. Reason being iron promotes hemoglobin production, the source of your pink and luminescent glow.