Are you feeling restless, have no energy, suffer from headaches and shortness of breath and are always irritable? Then you might be suffering from a deficiency of iron which is a vital nutrient for smooth bodily function.
Iron-deficiency anaemia, caused by insufficient amount of iron is one of the most common forms of anaemia which result into a decrease in the number of red blood cells which in turn affect the haemoglobin. As prevention is better than cure, we have shortlisted some great food items which can balance your iron levels for good health.
Leafy greens are always good for your health, however, the rich iron content makes them even more appealing. Try to include greens like spinach, swiss chard, kale, etc. into your diet.
Packed with iron, these amazing little pulses are also contain complex carbs, protein, fibre, folate and manganese. Adding them to your diet can give a tremendous boost to your health.
Unpeeled potatoes contain huge amounts of iron as the iron content is mostly present in potato skins. Additionally, you can also get a healthy dose of fibres, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium.
One cup of white cooked mushroom can provide you with about 2.7 mg of iron, while the oyster mushrooms have double the iron content.
Our favourite olives are also packed with enormous amounts of iron and make up for 18% of the RDI. Add them up in pizzas, toss them up in salads to make your food healthier.