Iron Deficiency is one of the most common nutrients deficiencies, especially in third world countries like Pakistan and India.  Not getting enough iron can lead to condition like Anemia and make you more vulnerable to infections. Rather than spend your money on buying expensive supplements, add these 5 iron rich super foods to your diet to overcome the deficiency.

Liver

liver recipe

Animal liver is one of the richest sources of Iron  and is also a very good source of protein and vitamins. However liver should be eaten in moderation as it is also high in cholesterol .

Eggs

egg hash brown

If you are not comfortable with eating liver, eggs are a good alternative. Eggs are high in iron and serve as an inexpensive source of essential protein and vitamins.

Spinach

spinach blurg

The humble vegetable has high iron content and can be eaten raw or cooked. Mix the leafy greens with vitamin C rich toppings like bell peppers and lemons to help better absorb iron.

Chickpeas

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Legumes such as chickpeas are not only a good source of essential proteins but also are packed with iron. Boiled chickpeas can be delicious addition to any salad or have you go at making your own falafel. 

Mustard greens

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The veggies remain very popular in the sub-continent. Mustard greens are a great source of iron and other essential minerals while being low in calories.

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