Women (under age 50) need 2x the amount of iron men of the same age require.
While males generally require more vitamins and minerals than females do due to their size and structure, one exception is iron. Women need more iron due to blood loss during menstruation. And when women are pregnant, the iron need is triple a man’s. Iron helps deliver oxygen throughout the body.
Some iron-rich foods include spinach, liver, lentils, and red meat, so fill your plate to get your fill of iron.