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5 healthy food pairings to increase iron absorption

5 food combinations that work wonders in improving your iron intake.

Written by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti | Published : September 21, 2016 12:20 PM IST



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.


Beans And Rice

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. Also Read - Preity Zinta's Birthday: 9 Beauty Secrets Of Dimple Queen



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.