Iron-rich chickpeas, dark leafy greens, sunflower seeds
Signs of low-iron: fatigue, weakness, pale skin, chest pain, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, headache, dizziness, cold hands and feet, inflammation or soreness of your tongue, brittle nails
Iron supplements are not typically recommended as insurance for meeting your daily iron requirements. This is because the body does not excrete iron quickly enough to prevent it from building up over time to toxic levels.
TIPS FOR INCREASING IRON ABSORPTION: -CONSUME VITAMIN C WITH IRON-RICH FOODS -AVOID EATING CALCIUM-RICH FOODS WITH IRON-RICH FOODS -READ NUTRITION LABELS FOR IRON CONTENT TO HELP MEET YOUR DAILY REQUIREMENT