Lack of iron in our diet leads to low energy levels of the body. Why ?

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Iron helps in the protein metabolism and plays an important role in the formation of haemoglobin. Haemoglobin regulates the transport of oxygen from lungs to the different organs and tissues of the body.
Iron deficiency can result in the development of anaemia. Anaemia is a condition in which there is a decrease in the production of healthy red blood cells.  
Lack of iron in our diet decreases the formation of haemoglobin and healthy red blood cells and hence, decreases the efficiency of oxygen capacity of haemoglobin which ultimately leads to the low energy levels in our body.

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Fatigue is the sophisticated term used by medical professionals to mean a state of lack of energy and a sense of tiredness. Most of us get tired at some point in our lives, right? What probably concerns us more is the persistence of fatigue despite our best efforts to get rid of it.

The causes of fatigue can be practically divided into two groups:

  • fatigue as a result of non-medical factors
  • fatigue due to medical factors (illness).
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