Jan, 2022 - By WMR
Dieticians recommend to include foods rich in iron so as to acquire various health benefits.
Usually, people come to know about the deficiency of iron when they donate blood to someone. The donors blood can’t be accepted if they are having iron –deficiency. While surveyed, it was found that iron-deficiency is a rare symptom but its common in most of the population, which may also lead to anemia. A published study says that in America near about 9% of the total resulted in lack of iron content in their food. A general reason one can be low in iron consumption is the type of food. Many people now-a- days are opting for agro based diet due to its huge benefits. However, iron can also be found mostly in red meat and other animal sources.
There are many iron-rich foods in both animal and plant based products. Iron is basically segmented into two parts, one is heme iron and the other one is non-heme iron. Heme iron consists of all animal based products such as meat, fish, diary products. And non-heme iron is found in plant based foods such as green-leafy veggies for vegans to absorb the richness of iron. The only thing people need to take care of is including other nutrients such as vitamins and minerals so as to enhance the quality of food and obtain vitamins from it. There are many foods which can be added in the daily life for easy absorption of iron are: eggs, chicken, oyster, sea-bass, globular, prawn, hepatic, sheep. The non-heme iron foods that can help vegans to boost the iron content in their diet are lentils, garlic and onion, legumes, manioc, dry fruits, colewort, spinach, watermelon, whole grain items and tomatoes. An RDN says that plant based foods are rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene which expands the absorption of iron in the body.
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