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Menstruation: Preventing Iron Deficiency with the Lucky Iron Fish

Menstruation: Preventing Iron Deficiency with the Lucky Iron Fish

By Ashley Leone, RD

We often assume men need more nutrients because of their larger average body size. But, this is not the case for iron. Younger and middle-aged women need more than double the iron of men. The reason for this is quite simple - menstruation.

The amount of iron lost during menstruation varies by each woman, but those experiencing heavy bleeding will be most affected. Heavy periods are a common cause of iron deficiency, but you can get on top of your losses. Read on to find how you can make the Lucky Iron Fish work for you.

Iron Needs for Menstruating Women

Women (19-50 years): 18 mg/d

Vegetarian Women (19-50 years): 1.8 times higher (or 32 mg/d) to account for lower bioavailability of iron from plant sources.

Why Use the Lucky Iron Fish?

The first step to improve the iron content of your diet is to choose iron rich foods like meat, beans, and fortified cereals. If this isn’t enough or your diet limits these foods, the Lucky Iron Fish is a handy tool that adds about 5-10 mg of iron to your cooking water. The small dose of iron released from the Lucky Iron Fish limits side effects like nausea and constipation.

Handy Ways to Use Your Lucky Iron Fish

Here are some ideas for keeping up with your iron needs:

  • Conquer your menstrual hunger with a hearty bean ragout, using the Lucky Iron Fish during preparation for an iron-rich meal. Serve with crusty whole grain bread and cheese or Marmite to boost your thiamin and riboflavin intake which may help relieve premenstrual symptoms.
  • Feeling crampy? Drink a mug of Natural Menstruation Tea, prepared with a slice of ginger and a spoon of honey to quell nausea and potentially ease cramping.
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with a mango, banana, spinach smoothie made with Greek yogurt and Lucky Iron Fish Water.

Take time to recognize the symptoms of iron deficiency. Symptoms include fatigue, depressed mood, irritability, pale skin and brittle nails. If you notice these symptoms, particularly if they are pronounced, it is important to go and see your doctor. You may not know if you are at risk for low iron stores. Your doctor can advise you if iron supplementation is right for you.

 

2 comments

Aug 28, 2018 • Posted by Lucky Iron Fish

@IREM
The Lucky Iron Fish is shaped after the kantrop fish – a symbol of luck in Cambodia, and also a commonly-found fish in Cambodian rivers, where this idea began. It’s made from specially formulated iron that is released from the Fish when boiled for 10 minutes in slightly acidified water or broth. The unique size, shape and surface area of the Fish are designed to release a safe and consistent amount of iron when used as directed. Our clinical research shows that using the Lucky Iron Fish 3 times a week for 3-12 months increases levels of circulating and stored iron. It does not change the taste, colour or smell of the food it is cooked in, and can be reused for up to 5 years.The Lucky Iron Fish is a natural, affordable, and effective way to add healthy iron to your diet, and help improve the lives of others.

You can purchase the Lucky Iron Fish here:
https://luckyironfish.com/collections/all

Aug 28, 2018 • Posted by irem

I loved your products.IF you make me have some knowledge about them in a short way I wIll be very happy.especially about where can we buy and the product prices.THank you for now

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