Thai Lettuce Wraps- a tasty meal that helps athletes maintain iron status
High training loads or high intensity training blocks can deplete iron stores in some females, and what may be considered fatigue could actually be progressing anemia. Regular blood tests to check for deficiencies prevent this. If you have been feeling tired, lethargic or depressed it might be anemia so it is prudent to have your blood tested.
Many athletes can manage their iron stores with a good diet- eating lean red meat and leafy green vegetables is a good start. The following recipe for Thai Bison Lettuce Wraps is easy, quick and delicious and bison is a lean source of iron-rich protein.