Iron shortage in the body can cause anemia which is manifested by a low red blood cell count, which in turn makes us feel tired and weak.
Below we have presented you with a list of foods rich in iron that should be consumed as regularly as possible:
Lentils contain plant-based iron, therefore it is more difficult for the body to absorb compared to the animal-based one. However, despite this, it is a great source of iron, perfect for vegetarians or vegans.
image by mcotner via Flickr
In addition to iron, spinach is also rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.
Red meat is a great way to increase the iron levels in the blood, because the body is capable of absorbing it very easily.
Only 85g. of canned sardines contain about 2 milligrams of iron.
In addition to containing a healthy dose of iron, kale is also an excellent source of fiber, proteins, calcium and vitamins A, C, and B6.
Broccoli also contains vitamin C that helps the body absorb iron easily.
7. Pumpkin seeds
85 grams of almost everyone’s favorite “snack” contain 4 milligrams of iron.
image by HealthAliciousNess via Flickr
8. Dark chocolate
An increasing number of studies recommend the consumption of a small amount of dark chocolate on a daily basis, which is quite understandable as 85 grams contain about 3 milligrams of iron, in addition to antioxidants and fibers that improve stomach health.
If you want to know which fruits and vegetables contain more Vitamin C than oranges check this article here.