Top foods high in Iron

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Top foods high in Iron

Top tip: If you are iron deficient or have been prescribed iron supplements,  ensure to up vitamin C consumption as this can help your body absorb more and make better use of iron. In addition to this, too much calcium can sometimes interfere with iron absorption.

Iron is an essential mineral used to transport oxygen to all parts of the body. A slight deficiency in iron causes anemia (fatigue/weakness).

Red meat

Dried fruit, Nuts and seeds

Seeds make a great addition in bread so try and buy a seeded loaf, or mix them in with your bread maker. Nuts are a good source of potassium, manganese, selenium and zinc.

Eggs

Great if you’re also trying to increase protein content.

Squash

Beans and Pulses

White Beans, Beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans

Tofu

Dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards, Swiss Chard)

One of the best vegetables for women, its high iron and B6 levels are ideal for boosting energy throughout the day. Most leafy green veg’s are high in B6 and Iron.

Dark chocolate

High in antioxidants

Mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops, mussels and Shrimp)

Liver

Any type of liver is high in Iron.  A healthy source of vitamins such as B6.

Artichokes

Spatone also offer one of the best liquid forms of iron on the market today, we know a lot of women who add them to juice in the morning. Its the best way to take iron and you can’t even taste it.

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