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Swap out your Teflon or steel pans for a cast iron skillet and you'll automatically boost your iron intake, according to researchers at Columbia University. Iron is an essential nutrient for all the cells in our body. It helps transport oxygen from the lungs to all parts part of the body, including muscles. Since your muscles need iron to produce energy, if you don't have enough, you'll feel exhausted, weak, and cold. Women should aim to get 15mg iron a day, so use your cast iron skillet to prepare iron-rich foods such as lean beef, fish, and poultry. Bonus: You'll avoid all the carcinogenic toxins found in many non-stick pan coatings.
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