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Young brains need iron for cognitive development

Young brains need iron for cognitive development

Research published in the January 27, 2020 edition of JNeurosci indicates that iron levels in the brain tissue rise during development and are linked to cognitive abilities. This research on both children and young adults may lead to new interventions that include iron supplementation. Looking to add more iron to your diet? Consider these iron-rich foods:

• Spinach

• Tofu

• Shellfish and fish

• Liver and other organ meats

• Legumes (beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas and soybeans)

• Pumpkin seeds

• Quinoa

• Red meat

• Broccoli

• Turkey

• Dark chocolate

Read the article to learn more about this research:

https://scitechdaily.com/new-research-shows-the-brain-may-need-iron-for-healthy-cognitive-development/

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