Remedies for iron de­fi­ciency

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If you’re not get­ting enough iron in your diet, the Mayo Clinic re­ports you may no­tice a lack of en­ergy, headaches, pale skin, chest pain, cold hands and feet or even un­usual crav­ings.

For­tu­nately, iron de­fi­ciency is of­ten easy to cor­rect. Here are two steps you can take: • Eat more foods rich in iron such as meat, eggs, soy­beans, seafood, beans, peas, peanuts, dark-green leafy veg­eta­bles, dried fruits, oat­meal and/or iron-for­ti­fied breads, ce­re­als and pas­tas. • Also eat foods high in vi­ta­min C, as they pro­mote iron ab­sorp­tion. This group in­cludes citrus fruits, melons, straw­ber­ries, kiwi, broc­coli, leafy greens, pep­pers and toma­toes.

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