BOOSTING BLOOD LEVELS PART 2
The benefits of iron often go unnoticed until the body is not getting enough. Iron deficiency anemia can cause fatigue (tiredness), heart palpitations, pale skin, and breathlessness.
A.) FOODS RICH IN IRON – EGGS; scrambled, boiled, or sunny-side up, whichever way you cook them; you’ll get a healthy dose of iron. Enriched white or wheat bread can add some more, so have a slice of toast on the side.
B.) NUTS AND DRIED FRUIT - Make your trail mix for an iron-rich snack. Start with cashews or pistachios. Add dried fruit like raisins, prunes, dates, or peaches.
C.) FRESH FRUIT - Watermelon is more than a refreshing summer-time treat. One small slice can give you 3mg of iron. Five medium figs have the same amount. A banana is good for 1mg, while an apple has 0.5.
D.) CHOCOLATE - There is some amount of iron when you nibble on dark chocolate. A 3-ounce piece gives you 7mg.