It is important that if you have an iron deficiency, diet alone may not be enough to restore your levels, it can certainly help to maintain them once they’re are back to normal.
You could be iron deficient if you:
•Follow a vegetarian or vegan diet
•Have a compromised gut
•Are lacking other vitamins: such as vitamin A, C, B2
•Are pregnant or menstruating
Iron sources include: red meat, chicken, duck, turkey, pork, fish and eggs.
But vegetarians shouldn’t fear: many plant based foods contain iron such as: green leafy vegetables (spinach, silver beet and broccoli), lentils, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains and dried fruit.
Foods rich in Vitamin C increase the uptake of iron such as: citrus fruits, tomatoes, berries, kiwifruit and capsicum. .
Simply toss some cherry tomatoes in your green leafy salad or squeeze some lemon over your salmon to boost your iron intake.
Foods that can hinder abortion include: coffee, tea, red wine and chocolate.
To ensure that you’re getting the most iron from your food, drink your beverages between meals rather than with meals.
For further information on healthy iron levels and avoiding deficiency contact the clinic today.