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At Sustenance Nutrition Clinic, we believe that knowledge is the most powerful tool in maintaining and improving your health. We are dedicated to writing a blog about issues of concern when it comes to your wellbeing and nutrition. Make sure you check back regularly so you don’t miss any of the best health tips!

Are athletes more at risk?

Athletes have a high risk of iron depletion for several reasons: High requirements Increased red blood cell mass means athletes have higher iron needs. Needs are particularly high during times of growth. Iron is lost in the sweat. Athletes with high sweat losses have...

How much iron do I need?

The following table provides the Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) for iron in Australia: Source: NHMRC Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand 2006 Specific iron requirements for athletes participating in different sports are currently unknown....

Where does iron come from?

The body is unable to manufacture iron therefore the body’s iron needs must be fully supplied by the food we eat. Although iron is widely distributed in foods, some sources are better absorbed than others. The best sources of iron are foods with a high iron content...