Friday, November 6, 2015

Discovering iron in your Cereal

In this fun activity, kids can use a magnet to discover if each flake attracts because it contains iron.

Iron also plays an important role in our bodies. It is found in a part of our blood called hemoglobin, which helps our blood to carry oxygen molecules from our lungs to the rest of our bodies.

Our bodies can't produce iron, but it's naturally present in many foods, including meats (beef, pork, turkey), produce (raisins, spinach, prunes) and nuts (walnuts, cashews, peanuts). And it's so important for our bodies to have enough iron that some food makers put a dash of it in other food products—such as fortified breakfast cereal. (Of course it wouldn't be healthy to eat iron on its own, so stick to getting your daily dose via food and vitamins.)

Mrs. Rocío González

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