• why is iron important
    Nutrition

    Why is Iron Important for Athletes?

    Iron plays a crucial role in the formation of proteins that carry oxygen to cells and tissues.  Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that relies on iron to help carry oxygen from the lungs to cells and tissues throughout the body.  Myoglobin is an iron-containing protein in muscles that transports oxygen to muscle cells.  Without iron, our muscles wouldn’t have enough oxygen to function at their best. Iron also supports a healthy immune system, brain development, and energy production. Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the WORLD. Iron deficient athletes will complain of cold intolerance, low energy levels, shortness of breath and decreased performance. They…

READY TO Join the team?

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE HEALTHY GREEN ATHLETE E-WORKBOOK

Subscribe to my weekly newsletter, The Healthy Green News, and receive a free playbook to help improve your health, fitness and sports performance.