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).
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.
Great if you’re also trying to increase protein content.
Beans and Pulses
White Beans, Beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans
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.
High in antioxidants
Mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops, mussels and Shrimp)
Any type of liver is high in Iron. A healthy source of vitamins such as B6.
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.