Food High in Iron -
Iron Deficiency Symptoms

Food high in iron? Blueberries are my favorite!

It is recommended to add iron supplements only in cases of very low values in the blood. Otherwise, a sufficient amount is taken just by eating iron rich food.

The recommended daily amount of iron is 10 - 20 mg.

Iron deficiency may be caused by poor diet, lack of food intake, poor food absorption in the gastrointestinal tract and increased needs (pregnancy, lactation, heavy periods).

If it is determined by blood tests, is added initially in small doses (to avoid irritation to the digestive system).

food high in iron

Many women get anemic during pregnancy.

Anemia is especially common in women carrying twins, women whose second pregnancy follows immediately after the first one, and in vegetarians. The reason for anemia may also be folic acid deficiency.

If you are pregnant, please consult your doctor before taking any liquid iron supplement or iron pills.

Facts about Iron

Its highest percentage in the body is in the red blood cells (RBC), which are responsible for oxygen supply.

So, if there is a lack of iron in the blood, the body's supply of oxygen will be disrupted and a person may feel fatigue, weakness, irritability, lethargy and headaches, all of which are iron deficiency symptoms.

Good food Sources of Iron

  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Cooked oysters
  • Sardines
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Artichokes
  • Pumpkins
  • Potatoes with peel
  • Spinach
  • Green peas
  • Chick peas
  • Lentils
  • Beans
  • Soy beans and soy products
  • Carob flour
  • Oatmeal
  • Blueberries
  • Dry fruits

Spring fatigue is often associated with a lack of nutrients which are lost during winter. Iron is one of those nutrients.

Iron and Vitamin C

If you eat foods that are high in vitamin C, you will greatly increase iron efficiency.

Its absorption on the other hand can be impeded by zinc, tea, spinach, soft drinks, wheat bran as well as calcium. Therefore, calcium-rich foods and calcium supplements should not be taken at the same time as foods containing iron.

Coffee and tea also shouldn't be drunk with food high in iron.

An Old Recipe

Here is an old recipe for a natural increase of iron in the blood, so if you want you can try it.


  • 2 pounds (1 kg) beetroot, grated
  • 2 pounds (1 kg) lemon, chopped with rings
  • 2 pounds (1 kg) carrot, grated
  • 2 pounds (1 kg) honey

If you prefer, you can add 2 pounds (1 kg) of grated apples.


Mix the grated beetroot, carrots, lemon and apple (possibly in a blender) and leave in the refrigerator overnight.

Squeeze it to drain well.

Add honey and stir well.

Pour it into a bottle and put the bottle into the fridge.

Drink 2-3 tablespoons every morning on an empty stomach.

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