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Ferrum

Iron has great importance in biology, and is an essential material in most living organisms. In animals, iron can be found in the hemoglobin the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells and Hemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the blood to the muscles.  The oxygen that reaches the lungs binds directly to the iron atom, and transported through the blood to all the body cells. Iron deficiency can cause anemia. Human body has four to five grams of iron

Iron deficiency may lead to side effects, such as hair loss, broken nails, exhaustion, depression and more.

Food sources of iron - liver, soybeans, white beans, lentils, spinach, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds, turkey, hyssop, turmeric, rosemary, and sesame Tahini salad.

Iron and anemia - the most important component of the red blood cell is the hemoglobin (which also gives them the red color). The hemoglobin is responsible for tying the oxygen and so allows the transportation of blood to all the body parts. When the hemoglobin level in the blood is lower than the required level for transporting the needed amount of oxygen, the body enters a state of anemia, or blood deficiency.