Fight Iron Deficiency by Including these Sources in your DietNavneet kaur
Iron deficiency is the most common deficiency people suffer from. Iron is one of the most important mineral for the human body. Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin (a protein) in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the body’s cells.
If you do not have enough iron in your body, you may feel:-
- Inability to focus
- Hair loss
- Brittle nails
Well you can improve your blood count through proper diet. Here is the list of some food which is iron rich:-
Green (leafy) vegetables: – Spinach, turnip green, mustard, fenugreek leaves, broccoli and beans.
Nuts and Seeds: – Raisins, walnuts, almonds, dried apricots, dried figs, dates, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds.
Meat, poultry and seafood: – Red meat (The darker the meat the better the source of iron), eggs, seafood (oysters, sardines, tuna, shellfish).
Fortified iron food such as juices, whole grains and cereals.
Others ways to get more iron:-
Vitamin C rich food: Vitamin C can help your body to get more iron as it enhances iron absorption in the body. Foods rich in vitamin C are citrus fruits amla, guava, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, tomato, lemon, strawberries.
Iron Utensils: Cook food in iron vessels for it’s a rich source and this can add significant amount of iron to your food.
Avoid: All caffeinated beverages inhibit iron absorption in body so don’t consume tea/coffee along or immediately after your meal and also avoid taking any iron supplement with tea/coffee.
Alcohol: Drink in moderation (if taking).
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