Low Hemoglobin? Try These Iron-Rich Foods

Jan 27, 2022 09:43 IST
The iron-rich protein haemoglobin is found in red blood cells and is responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body.
  • Low Hemoglobin? Try These Iron-Rich Foods

    One of the most common nutritional deficiencies in the human body is iron deficiency. According to the 2019 National Family Health Survey, iron deficiency affects nearly 70% of children and 65% of women in India. Low iron consumption means lower haemoglobin production. So, how to add iron to your diet? Here we have a list of common foods rich in iron, and you can add to your diet!
  • Chickpeas

    These legumes have a lot of iron and protein in them. Chickpeas are high in essential vitamins and minerals that aid in weight loss, digestion, and the prevention of a variety of diseases. You can incorporate them into salads, rolls, or a side dish with chickpeas and vegetables.
  • Nuts

    Nuts and seeds come in various shapes and sizes, and they're all good sources of iron. They're delicious on their own or sprinkled over salads, stews, and yoghurt. They're also high in healthy fats and proteins.
  • Jaggery

    In contrast to sugar, which is high in empty calories, jaggery is high in iron, magnesium, and potassium. In addition to providing iron, aids digestion and can help relieve menstrual cramps.
  • Soy Beans

    Soya beans are high in iron and other essential minerals like copper, good for our blood vessels and immune system. In addition, manganese is found in soya beans and is involved in various chemical reactions in the body.
  • Dark Chocolate

    There's good news for dark chocolate connoisseurs. Iron is abundant in dark chocolate. Seven mg of iron are found in three ounces of dark chocolate. Choose one with a cacao content of 45% to 69%.
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