Iron Intake Diet

I Worry That I’m Not Getting Enough Iron In My Diet?

Iron deficiency with consequent tiredness, is a common problem – particularly among women.

To increase your iron intake make sure your diet includes regular helpings of the following foods: lean red meat, dark green vegetables, pulses, whole grains, nuts, seeds and fortified breakfast cereals.

The iron content of a food is only one factor in increasing your iron intake. Another important factor is iron absorption. To maximize your iron absorption, combine iron rich foods with Vitamin C rich foods in the same meal. Vitamin C can significantly increase iron absorption.

See also Iron and Diet Nutrition

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