Iron deficiency anemia is the most common of all. To alleviate it, the Mother Nature has provided us with a lot of natural foods….let’s have a look at some of them:
- Lotus stem: Also known as “kamal kakdi”, its powdered form is highly rich in iron and has a high bio availability. It almost has 60.6 gms of iron and also is easily available in the market. The Kashmiri’s eat a lot of dishes made of this stem, also taking into account at the altitude they live at, they could be prone to anemia.
- Dates: Also called “khajur” is easily available in the Arab regions and has greatly made its presence felt worldwide. It consists of a plethora of minerals like selenium, magnesium, potassium, along with iron which is highly bio available.
- Raisins: This small and sweet dry fruit comes packed with the nourishing iron required in our daily life. This would also cut your craving for sweet unhealthy foods, keeping your weight in check. What more could one ask for!
- Figs: These small goblets called as “anjeer” for a part of numerous sweet dishes. One fig each day would take care of all symptoms of anemia.
- Prunes: Fondly called “Aalu Bukhara”, this small fruit is our another powerhouse performer. A half cup of prunes would provide you about 0. 81mg of iron, would contributing highly in aiding digestion, improving your bone health along with your vision as well.
- Dried Apricots: It is known to contain almost 15% of the daily iron requirement of the body. Its other benefits include it being good for the eyes, the heart and the digestive system as well.
Their are other sources that do provide good enough amount of iron, but these are the top 6 natural sources that would definitely get you results.
Like it is with medicines, they need to be taken before or after food, with our iron rich sources, citrus fruits like amla, orange, kiwi, guava are important so that the iron is easily absorbed.
Also, avoiding tea, coffee with the meals helps in further absorption of the precious iron in the body.