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Updated December 18th, 2023 at 22:11 IST

Spinach to Shellfish: Iron-Rich foods that woman should include in their daily diet

Treating the body with sufficient amounts of iron helps in reducing fatigue and tiredness and improves physical performance.

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A female body requires an abundance of minerals and nutrients to stay healthy. Among all the important nutrient is iron which is quite essential as the body use it to produce haemoglobin, which carries oxygen throughout the body. Treating the body with sufficient amounts of iron helps in reducing fatigue and tiredness, supports normal cognitive function and improves physical performance. So here we are with the list of iron-rich foods that you can add to your diet.

Shellfish

it is rich in iron, so adding shellfish to your diet helps boost immunity, promotes brain and heart health and aids in weight loss.

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(A representative image | Image: Pinterest)

Spinach

It is one of the healthiest leafy vegetables which also contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals, fibre, and iron. All these support our immune function, digestive system and overall health.

 

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(A representative image | Image: Pinterest)

Legumes

It is an excellent source of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, protein, fibre and others that are important for body functions. You can add common legumes such as beans, lentils, chickpeas, peas, and soybeans to your diet.

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Red Meat

According to WebMD, red meat is rich in heme iron. Also, it is a great source of iron, zinc and vitamin B that supports numerous body functions.

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Pumpkin Seeds

For a healthy balanced diet, add pumpkin seeds to your diet as they are loaded with iron and other essential nutrients, promoting overall health and well-being.

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Dried Apricots

According to WebMD, dried fruit is one of the better options to add to your daily diet as it contains almost seven times more iron than fresh fruit.

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Quinoa

It is considered an ideal breakfast food. It is an extremely healthy whole grain that is a great source of plant-based protein, fibre and fats.

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Published December 18th, 2023 at 22:11 IST

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