Health tips


Iron is an essential element for blood production. About 70 percent of the body’s iron is found in the red blood cells called hemoglobin. 

A.) FOODS RICH IN IRON - Beef is a great way to get some iron. How much iron do you need each day? It depends on age and gender. Men need 8 milligrams (mg). Women should get 18mg up to age 50, but only 8mg after that. If you’re pregnant, you need as much as 27mg. 

B.) POULTRY - Poultry is a good source of iron, too. Try turkey, chicken. An 85g serving of chicken has about 2.3 mg of iron. 

C.) DARK, LEAFY GREENS - There are lots of ways to prepare them. Steam or chop and add to your salad. You can even blend them into a smoothie. 

D.) FISH - It’s a high-protein and low-fat way to add iron to your diet. And it doesn’t matter if it’s from a farm or caught in the wild. Tuna, sardines, mackerel, and haddock are good sources. 

E.) SHRIMP AND OYSTERS - Shrimps and oysters are packed with it. Add some brown or enriched rice and you’ll turn it into an iron-rich treat. 

F.) VEGETARIAN DELIGHTS - If you don’t eat meat, you can still get your iron. Tofu is a good choice. Or go for beans, like kidney beans.