Foods Rich in Iron
Iron is an important nutrient in the diet that keeps the body healthy.  Iron is also needed for the formations of healthy blood.  A diet low in iron leads to irons deficiency i.e. anaemia

Symptoms of iron deficiency

  • tiredness
  • headaches
  • brittle nails and hair
  • breathlessness
  • poor appetite
  • poor growth and weight gain
  • weakness
  • lack of concentraion

Foods rich in iron
Animal Sources : liver, kindney, chicken and turkey, tripe, shellfish, lean meat, fish tinned, fresh or frozen Non-Animal Sources: dried fruit, nuts, molasses, wholegrain breads, dried beans and lentils, green leafy vegetables, cereals and iron-fortified cereals

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