You might have called it just Iron deficiency but actually it’s called Anemia. Iron deficiency anemia caused by low intake of Iron in diet. It’s mostly found in women, as they lose more blood while pregnancy and menstruation cycle.
Iron helps to form Red blood cells in haemoglobin which is very important for blood as it gives color and helps transports oxygen. low iron intake results in haemoglobin drops and oxygen carried will be insufficient thus resulting in Iron deficiency.
So, most asked question is What to eat for Iron deficiency?
According to statics 40% of women under 34 age have iron deficiency anemia.
You can take Iron pills, but only after doctor’s consultation. Anyway you must concentrate on iron rich diet. Below are those foods which are rich at iron.
- Liver and Egg are rich for iron.
- You can also take liver products such as pate and black pudding.
- Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, collards.
- Dried fruits.
- Red meat, specially Beef.
- Iron rich grains and cereals.
- Mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops)
- Chicken giblets
- Beans, lentils, bread and soybeans.
- Mackerel, sardines & other oily fish also contain iron.
Red meat is rich in iron and low in calories, an 8oz grilled rump steak provides just 289 calories and 9.6g fat, but 4.1mg iron.
To absorb Iron intake easily it’s recommended to take Vitamin C food also. So that your body can easily take more iron.
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