Iron is one of the most important minerals in our body. Without it, a body’s development could be stunted, and a slew of other health problems could occur.
Unfortunately, iron deficiency is a fairly common condition that impacts nearly 2 billion people around the world. However, with the help of modern medicine and an iron-rich diet that includes an adequate amount of red meat like steak, most people can keep their iron levels under control.
Why Does Your Body Need Iron?
Iron is something that everybody needs to perform some of the most basic survival functions. Between hemoglobin and myoglobin production, iron helps provide oxygen to your muscles while also carrying oxygen to your lungs.
What is Iron Deficiency?
When a body becomes iron deficient, its iron levels can dip so low that the body can actually stop manufacturing healthy red blood cells and result in anemia and other problematic symptoms of depleted iron.
What Are the Signs of an Iron Deficiency?
When a person is iron deficient, they can experience a range of symptoms that typically point towards an official diagnosis.
Some of the most common symptoms of an iron-deficient individual can be:
- Rapid breathing
- GI problems
Most individuals living with iron deficiencies regularly take iron supplements, and sometimes are required to receive blood transfusions if their iron levels deplete to a dangerous level.
Change Your Diet for the Better at Our Downtown Steakhouse!
One of the most recommended ways of handling an iron deficiency is changing up one’s diet to include even more iron-rich foods.
If you’re going to give your iron the boost it needs, we say why not do so in style at a Dallas steakhouse. After all, our chefs put their best foot forward with each meal they make and guarantee the freshness of every piece of food on your plate.
Most of the foods that we serve at Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse have the iron your body needs to help replenish and keep up with its iron needs (8 milligrams for an adult male/18 milligrams for an adult female per day).
How Can Steak Give Your Iron a Boost?
Although our veggies and seafood definitely pack an iron-filled punch, our namesake steak is what you really need to absorb the nutrients that keep your body strong. The iron in red meat contains the heme molecule that the body craves.
When you eat red meat like steak, you can absorb around 2.5 milligrams per 3 oz. of meat. For many men and women, a single steak dinner combined with iron-rich vegetables and sides could easily satisfy daily iron requirements.
So, come on down and toast to your health with one of your favorite meals from a favorite steakhouse in Dallas.
Become an Iron Magnet Today, at Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
Whether you need to boost up your iron levels or just crave one of the best steaks in downtown Dallas, Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse has the menu items you need.
We are located in the heart of Dallas’ legendary West End District and are ready to welcome you and your family to our classic Texas steakhouse experience.
Make your reservation today online or over the phone. We’re eager to help satisfy all of your steak cravings.