How to Increase Your Iron Levels Quickly

Iron is crucial for carrying oxygen in your blood to every part of your body, so being iron-deficient may lead to serious health problems. If you are iron-deficient and need to increase your iron levels fast, the best strategy is to change your diet. Eating more iron-rich foods, pairing iron-rich foods with vitamin C, and avoiding certain foods that interfere with calcium absorption can help you to increase your iron levels.

It’s important to get the recommended daily allowance of iron. Some good choices include:

  • Green, leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and watercress
  • Iron fortified cereal and bread
  • Meat, such a ground beef, chicken, pork, and turkey
  • Fish and shellfish, such as oysters, clams, crab, scallops, and shrimp
  • Dried fruit, such as raisins, apricots, and prunes
  • Beans 

Consume fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamin C.

  • Citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruit, and lemons
  • Melon, such as cantaloupe and honeydew
  • Bell peppers
  • Kiwi
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
Cut back on foods and beverages that interfere with iron absorption. Some foods may make it harder for your body to absorb iron, so it’s best to avoid or limit these. At the very least, avoid consuming these foods when you eat iron-rich foods Coffee Tea Dairy products, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt Soy Wholegrain cereas

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  • Crystal on

    Dad this was very informative. Thank you, I love you ❤️

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