Remedies for iron deficiency
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.