A Lack of vitamin C blocks the absorption of iron. Iron deficiencies are one of the most common deficiencies amongst people today. Iron is found in every cell in the human body. Iron from the food you eat is absorbed into the body by the cells that line the gastrointestinal tract; the body only absorbs a small fraction of the iron you ingest. The iron is then released into the blood stream, where a protein called transferrin attaches to it and delivers the iron to the liver where it is stored.

Symptoms of an iron defiency include, but are not limited to:

• Glossitis
• Fatigue
• Anemia
• Pale skin
• Chest pain
• Headache
• An uncomfortable tingling or crawling feeling in the legs

Foods rich in iron include soy beans (non GMO), Lentils, spinach, sesame seeds, olives and swiss chard