Friday, 28 January, 2022

Low Haemoglobin? 5 nutritionist-approved ways to add iron to your diet

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 12th January, 2022 05:11:57 PM
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Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in human body. According to 2019 National Family Health Survey, almost 70 percent children and 65 percent women in India suffer from iron deficiency. Low consumption of iron means lower production of haemoglobin.

For the unversed, haemoglobin is an iron-rich protein present in red blood cells and is responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. According to Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja from Fortis Hospital, "Low haemoglobin leads to weakness, fatigue, headache, shortness of breath and more.

Moreover, significant fall of haemoglobin leads to condition like anaemia". This is why, it is very important to load up iron - and if you look around, there are a number of fruits and vegetables that are easily accessible and can load you up with good amount of iron.

Considering this, renowned nutritionist Nmami Agarwal took to her Instagram to share a few tips to include iron in your everyday diet. Let's take a look.

Here're 5 Interesting Ways To Eat Iron, Suggested By Nmami Agarwal:

1. Amaranth:

Both amaranth seeds and leaves are rich in iron, calcium, protein vitamin A, B and C. You can make porridge, ladoos, parathas and also have it as tikkis for your evening snacks.

2. Jaggery:
Unlike sugar, which has empty calories, jaggery is loaded with iron, magnesium and potassium. Besides providing iron, jaggery also helps with digestion and relief menstrual cramps.

3. Spinach:
Spinach is rich in both iron and calcium. You can experiment with spinach and add it to your smoothies or make palak soup.

4. Vitamin C:
Add more and more vitamin C-rich foods in your diet. It helps better absorption of iron in your body.

5. Cook in iron utensils:
If you want to make the most of these iron-rich foods, then make sure you cook them in iron vessels.
Follow these simple steps and enjoy a healthy and nutrient-rich diet every single day. Eat healthy, stay fit!