Iron is an essential mineral to our body. It is found in every cell and is used to make hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body.
If we don’t have enough iron, our body will show symptoms including lack of energy, shortness of breath, headache, irritability, dizziness, or weight loss. Over time, we will suffer from iron deficiency anemia. Fortunately, we can get iron in our diet.
Have you ever read the cereal box and noticed that there’s “iron” in the cereal’s nutrition list?
Here’s an experiment you can actually see the iron in your cereal.
• Your favorite cereal that has iron listed in the nutrition table (I used multi-grain cheerios)
• Neodymium magnet
• A clear bottle (any used bottles, such as shampoo bottles, are fine)
• A clear bottle (any used bottles such as shampoo bottles are fine, or you can use this)
• Adult supervision