A high iron food intake surpresses the hormone leptin.
Leptin, the "satiety hormone," is a hormone made by adipose cells that helps to regulate energy balance by inhibiting hunger.
But how much Iron is recommended?
Table from the National Institute of Health
According to a recent study researchers showed that fat tissue responds to iron availability to adjust the expression of leptin, a major regulator of appetite, energy expenditure and metabolism.
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I GOT THE MUNCHIES!!!
What I take from this study is an exciting idea of controlling my appetite through decreasing the high volume of iron in my diet. I will replace my beef with salmon! I will attempt to hit close to recommended levels. TRIAL & ERROR TIME...
TOO MUCH IRON COULD LEAD TO:
liver disease (cirrhosis, liver cancer)
irregular heart rhythm
heart attack or heart failure
skin color changes (bronze, ashen-gray green)
loss of period
loss of interest in sex
enlarged liver or spleen
adrenal function problems
early onset neurodegenerative disease
elevated blood sugar
elevated liver enzymes
elevated iron (serum iron, serum ferritin)
NOT ENOUGH IRON COULD LEAD TO:
Feeling weak or tired more often than usual, or with exercise
Problems concentrating or thinking
Blue color to the whites of the eyes
Desire to eat ice or other non-food things (pica)
Light-headedness when you stand up
Pale skin color
Shortness of breath
(U.S National Library Of Medicine)
(Iron Disorders Institute)
MY SMART SWITCH:
Swop beef for salmon
My smart switch will be salmon as it's a decent source of iron but not one that could lead to excess iron levels unless I eat copious amounts. Salmon is also a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. I will I have better control of my appetite, my eating plans and my energy levels. I'll be a lean mean thinking machine! Sticking to a strict plan could be potentially easier...
I'll try this for a month and give you my conclusions.
Budding Fitness Professional, Aspiring Motivational Speaker And Passionate Problem Solving.