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Iron Deficient? Try These 10 Foods to Boost Your Iron Levels

Iron is important for the blood and the way oxygen is delivered around the body. Iron deficiency is common, particularly in women due to their menstrual cycles. When iron deficiency is discovered there are many things you can do to boost your levels, including eating iron rich foods.

Eating iron rich foods is one of the first things that should be tried in iron deficiency, before other methods are tried. Many people often wonder why we get iron deficient, as the food we usually consume in one day totals between 10-15 mg. We only lose between 1-2 mg per day, so it is difficult to be able to see how we can become iron deficient. One theory is that the usual amount of 1-2 mg per day is caused by sweating, and that people who are iron deficient are often those that exercise frequently. So therefore, it is thought that maybe they exercise too much, and do not adequately replace it.

By eating iron rich foods we can give our bodies an increased amount of daily iron. Here are 10 foods that are good for iron deficiency:

1. Wheatgerm

2. Baked Potato

3. Broccoli

4. Lentils

5. Chickpeas

6. Spinach

7. Things like Liver, Heart, and Kidney

8. Cereals like Special K, Ready Brek and Bran Flakes

9. Liquorice

10. Cashew Nuts

The above foods are all iron rich foods which should help people who are suffering from iron deficiency. However, you should always see a Doctor, as they will likely want to take a blood test, as it can lead to anaemia.

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  1. nice one… I love spinach and broccoli…

  2. generally green leaves are said to have contain iron more.nice share.

  3. Superb tips. Keep up the great work

  4. Thanks for the great info.

  5. I will eat more like these… thanks for the info

  6. A useful health post

  7. Nice Share.

    :-)

  8. Pretty much all foods I like except heart EWWW

  9. Great post.

    thanks for share.

  10. I could eat all of these except the liver, heart and kidneys. :-(

  11. Nice Work

  12. A very important entry. Thank you Emmie.

  13. Nice Share. Very informative. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Thanks for the advice. By the way, potato, spinach and liver win with me :) .

  15. Very useful, I’ve been suffering from anemia throughout my whole life. And I liked the picture of liquorice – of course these add not only iron to your body ;)

  16. very useful article here, I should read thoroughly. Several years ago I wanted to donate blood but was rejected, reason given was I had iron difficiency.

  17. Great share. I liked it. Read more at:
    http://healthmad.com/nutrition/the-link-between-frequent-tiredness-and-iron-deficiency/

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