These 11 Ingredients Will Make It Easy For You To Get More Iron Into Your Diet

Tired of feeling tired?

Dark Choc

Of all the nutritional deficiencies we've cursed ourselves with as a species, none are more common than anaemia.

It causes us to underperform in work, make us feel sluggish and tired, impedes our attempts to do exercise and makes us look and feel generally wrecked.

So really, we could all do with going full Popeye on it, and making sure we're constantly topped up with this Fe-nomenal mineral. (See what we did there?)

1. Oysters

You've heard the stories about the effects this food can have on your body. But there's no point in getting into the mood unless you have the energy to back it up – and that's where the high iron content of this shellfish comes in.

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Oysters

2. Chickpeas

Delicious, good for you but – most importantly of all – super-versatile. Yum.

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Chickpeas

3. Pumpkin seeds

Good raw, even better toasted.

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Pumpkin Seeds

4. Dark chocolate

Yes. We are the bearers of good news. And you are welcome.

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Dark Choc

5. Lentils

Well, you probably knew about this one – but have you actually explored the possibilities of this delicious and cost-effective staple?

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Lentils

6. Spinach

Again, we all knew this – thanks, Popeye – but this is something you can work or wilt into a VAST array of dishes, and the more you take on, the better you'll feel.

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Spinach

7. Tofu

A food that lies largely untouched by non-veggies, there's some seriously unexplored potential here. Check it out.

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Tofu

8. Sesame seeds

The health benefits of a hamburger bun, eh?

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Sesame Seeds

9. Cashew nuts

Well, we hardly need to sell you on these now, do we?

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Cashew Nuts

10. Fortified cereal

We're not going to suggest a recipe here because, well, it's just cereal. But we do have one article that may be of interest...

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Cereal

11. Roast lamb

Nowwww we're talking...

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Roast Lamb

Written By

Aidan Coughlan

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