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5 Foods to Help Prevent Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency is the most common cause of nutritional deficiency. The body needs iron to make hemoglobin which carries oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from the lungs. Iron deficiency in turn causes anemia a condition that can cause tiredness and headaches.

5 Foods to Help Prevent Iron Deficiency

5 Foods to Help Prevent Iron Deficiency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortunately iron deficiency can be prevented in inexpensive measures. All you need can be found in your kitchen and it’s part of your daily meal. Here are five foods that can help prevent iron deficiency:

1. Meat

If you love your meat be it beef, chicken, lamb, pork, or turkey then you are getting your iron. Meat contains iron which is easy for the body to absorb.

2. Beans

Beans are a good source of protein but you can get also get iron. Have your portions of sugar beans, black beans, lentils and kidney beans as part of your meal.

3. Vegetables

Green vegetables are rich in iron including leafy vegetables and green beans.

4. Dried Fruits

Not only are they a healthy alternative for high carbs,  dried fruits have iron in them.

Nuts

Enjoy your favourite nuts whilst getting your dose of iron. You can mix in a few dried fruits for a little more iron.

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