Did you know that iron deficiency anemia can present itself with many different symptoms? Some of these symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Fast or irregular heart beat
- Brittle nails
- Cold hands or feet
If you suspect you may have an iron deficiency, it’s important to get your levels tested and to correct it with the proper diet and supplemental adjustments.
Iron deficiency anemia occurs when there are too few healthy red blood cells which is caused by a lack of iron. Here are some tips on boosting your iron levels if you suffer from iron deficiency anemia:
Tip #1: Try Floradix Liquid
Floradix Liquid contains iron (in the form of iron gluconate), vitamins B2, B6, B12 and C, which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and to normal energy yielding metabolism. Iron also contributes to normal red blood cell and haemoglobin formation.
Tip #2: Focus on Vitamin C Rich Foods
Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron, so adding some Vitamin C rich foods to your diet is a great idea. Oranges and strawberries are excellent sources of Vitamin C.
Tip #3: Focus on Iron Rich Foods
Most people associated iron rich foods with things like red meat but the truth is that there are other ways to get iron into your diet as well. Try enjoying foods like dark leafy green vegetables, dried fruit, and nuts.
For this week’s challenge, I challenge you to eat a diet to prevent iron deficiency anemia. This includes adding both iron rich and Vitamin C rich foods into your diet.
Iron Rich Foods:
- Pumpkin seeds
- Grass-fed beef
- Spinach & other dark leafy green vegetables
- Dried fruit
Vitamin C Rich Foods:
- Citrus fruits: Oranges, grapefruits, strawberries
- Red bell peppers
- Brussels sprouts