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Deborah Ferrari is a reputed dietitian in Greece, where she guides various individuals through simple and effective diet plans. Today Deborah Ferrari is sharing tips to add more iron to your diet to remain healthy.\n

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Tips To Add More IronTo Your Diet

Who s missing out

Intakes of this mineral are a problem for many groups, especially children and menstruating women – 8% of 18-month to three-year-olds, 5% of teenage boys, 44% of teenage girls and 22% of women have exceptionally low intakes.

Who’s missing out?

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Making red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. Insufficient amounts can result in anaemia.

Important for

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Liver, lean red meat, shellfish, eggs, fortified cereals, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, dried fruit and dark green leafy veg.

Find it in

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Boost your intake

Enjoy small portions of lean red meat – the darker the meat, the more iron it has (eat beef or lamb).

Go for the dark meat of chicken – it has double the amount of iron.

Enjoy liver occasionally if you’re not pregnant or planning a pregnancy (see vitamin A).

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Choose fortified cereals, – look for those with the most iron.

Have baked beans on toast for lunch – choose tins that are lower in sugar and salt.

Eating out? Order mussels, cockles, clams, crayfish or brown crabmeat – all contain iron.

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Add a handful of cashew nuts to stir-fries – they contain the most iron of all nuts. Or sprinkle with iron-rich sesame seeds.

Vitamin C helps the body to absorb iron from non-meat foods, so team foods rich in this vitamin with iron-rich foods. Good choices include citrus fruits and juices, berries and tomatoes.

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