Dr Oz: Tips to Get More Iron in Your Diet
Dr. Oz says an iron deficiency is one of the most common health problems in the United States. It is the biggest reason you are irritable, exhausted, and unable to focus, but the good news is it is easy to fix!
Dr Oz: Signs of an Iron Deficiency
Dr. Oz says an iron deficiency is easy to fix, but first you have to know the signs so he shared what to look for if you think your body might be low in this essential mineral.
- You are always cold.
- You hear a whooshing sound in your ears.
- You have brittle nails that begin to look concave.
If you have just one of those signs you might be iron deficient, but what are you going to do about it?
Dr Oz: Iron-Rich Foods
Now that you know the signs of an iron deficiency Dr. Oz says there are ways to fight it, even if you are a vegetarian. The key is to eat iron-rich foods with those containing Vitamin C because your body will absorb 4 times the amount of iron when consumed this way.
- Edamame with a squeeze of lemon juice.
- Brussels sprouts with olives.
- Broccoli with hummus.
Dr. Oz recommends just one serving per day of any of these combinations to get your daily dose of iron.
Dr Oz: Cast Iron Skillet Health Benefits
Dr. Oz’s last piece of advice to boost your red blood cells and increase the iron in your body is to cook with a cast iron skillet, especially foods high in liquid content like pasta sauces.
Dr Oz: Man Who Holds Most Guinness World Records
Dr. Oz shared of his few favorite “health” world records, which are really quite impressive.
- World’s Largest Fruit Salad weighed in at 15,291 pounds!
- Longest laugh lasted 3 hours and 6 minutes.
- Ashrita Furman walked 80 miles with a pint of milk on his head and currently holds the most Guinness World Records!