Understanding the ageing process
of iron for children under 14 years old. Iron-containing foods include beef, lamb, chicken, dates and eggs. When consuming these ironcontaining foods try to include sources of vitamin C alongside to help improve absorption, such as citrus fruit, leafy greens and broccoli.
There are several foods that inhibit iron absorption; these include tea, coffee and calcium rich foods like milk, cheese and almonds.
Secondly it is important to take note of any gut symptoms that may indicate a bigger problem, which may be reducing the absorption of iron. Things like bloating, cramps and diarrhoea or constipation can all be signs of gut issues and should be investigated by a health professional.
Often supplementation is needed to restore depleted iron levels, however this is best managed by a health professional as blood tests are needed to assess the degree of deficiency beforehand.
Ageing is most obvious on the outside, but like beauty it is more than skindeep.