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Iron is one of the most crucial components in our system that enable the generation of haemoglobin in our body. Haemoglobin are the red blood cells and the carrier of oxygen and other foods to the rest of our body, thus without a substantial amount of iron in the body, the body simply ceases to exist. However, it is also important to note that iron should not be combined with calcium as the properties of the iron don’t work effectively; in fact the calcium prevents the iron from getting absorbed into the system. So, choose to have iron the next day.  

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

Depression, Anaemia, skin discoloration, weakness, and shortness of breath, bad appetite is all symptoms of iron deficiency. So, make sure you incorporate iron in your diet. There are plenty of supplements available in the market, but choose  organic foods to  help you boost the dipping iron levels in your body in a pure and natural way. Following are a handful of recipes that will help you  enjoy an iron rich meal with 100% natural iron sources.

  1. Vegetable juice- If you are in a hurry, all you need to do is juice up your daily shot of iron by the following preparation:
  • A bunch of Organic Spinach
  • Half a Beetroot
  • Cucumber
  • Mint leaves
  • Tomatoes
  • Apple
  • Put it all in the blender and juice it all up. Add some salt to taste, a dash of lime and a teaspoon of honey. Now the juice is ready that is deliciouss while having all its nutritive value intact. Powered with a lot of chlorophyll content you will feel energetic throughout the day.  However, ensure that you consume the fibers too, this will help in cleaning up your system. Saucy Kidney Beans- Kidney beans are a great source of iron. The following recipe is simple and takes not more than 30 minutesto prepare:
  • A handful of Kidney beans, preferably soaked overnight
  • One onion into a paste
  • Two tomatoes-made into paste
  • A garlic-made into paste
  • One teaspoon of ginger paste
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • Heat olive oil in a pan, fry the onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger till the oil separates
  • Add a pinch of oregano; basil and parsley stir it a bit till you get the aroma
  • Add a cup of water and allow it to boil. Then add the kidney beans
  • Allow the gravy to thicken, and then add salt to taste and pepper

Garnish it with parsley leaves and oregano.

  1. Red Lentil Soup- Lentils are a great source of iron.
  • You need a handful of red lentils, make sure you power boil it
  • One teaspoon of garlic paste
  • One teaspoon of ginger paste
  • One onion chopped
  • One tomato pureed
  • A pinch of Cumin seed
  • A pinch of Coriander powder

  • One green chilli
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and let it splutter a bit. Sauté the onion, garlic and ginger
  • Add the tomato. Let it cook. Then add the coriander powder. Then add the Red Lentil (it should be pasty.
  • Stir the mix for about a few minutes, add a cup of water and let it boil. Stir it vigorously

Serve while hot.

  1. Onion garlic beans- This is very easy
  • Beans cut into slightly longish pieces
  • One onion cut into long strips
  • One garlic finely chopped
  • Heat oil in a pan, sauté the garlic and onions, add the beans, you may want to add a chilly or chilli flakes
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Stir for a few minutes on low flame. Then put a bit of water to avoid the food to stick to the pan
  • Cover the pan for a few minutes and your dish is ready
  1.  Creamy Eggs- Eggs are a great source of iron as well.
  • Eggs should be hard boils.
  • Cut from the middle
  • The yolk should be removed and kept separately
  • Add oregano, salt and a bit of mayonnaise to the yolk, mix it well
  • Put the mix back in the egg and serve it with an olive and a mint leaf


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