I'm worried that I'm not getting enough iron. How much iron should I have each day?

Answer: A lack of iron can result in anaemia and recent studies show that many Australian women and teenage girls are far too low in iron.

Women should make sure they get 12-16 grams of iron every day.

The best source of iron is from red meat, liver, kidney, fish, and poultry and to a lesser degree from dark green leafy vegetables and wholegrains.