We all know that revving up the intake of iron-rich foods helps you to meet your daily requirement of iron and deal with iron deficiency. But to make the most of it, you need to combine these foods with foods that aid in the absorption of iron, says Deepshikha Agarwal, Mumbai-based dietician and sports nutritionist. Here are a few food combinations you can try to up the absorption of iron.
How about starting your day with a bowl of cereal? Well, it not only makes you feel full but also provides you with iron. Adding strawberries to cereals will help you reap the benefits of iron as vitamin C in strawberries help in the absorption of iron in cereals.
Feeling hungry? Kick-start your meal with bean broth and don't forget to have white or brown rice with it, which increases iron absorption. So the next time you are planning your meals, do not forget to try this food combination.
You can even make a healthy twist to your salad by including spinach instead of lettuce and adding other iron-rich foods like beetroot. However, to aid iron absorption, you need to sprinkle lemon juice or drink a glass of lemon juice or orange juice after having salad.
If you are planning to eat pasta than replace cream sauce with tomato sauce. Tomatoes have a lot of vitamin C which helps in iron absorption.
You can make the most of your dinner by including lentil soup with tomato salad. A tasty and healthy food combination, the salad aids in the iron absorption and helps you to meet your daily requirement of iron and prevent iron deficiency.