To prevent anemia, it is important to pay attention to the food we eat and the nutrition we intake. For starters, we need to have iron-rich foods and Vitamin C in the diet.
Vegetarians can consume iron rich foods such as
- Green leafy vegetables such as spinach,
- Dried fruits such as raisins, apricots and cashews,
- Iron-fortified bread and pasta,
Whereas, when maintaining a non-vegetarian diet you can consume
- red meat,
- pork and
- fish along with other sea food
which are iron-rich foods alongside the vegetarian food options.
When taking foods with heavy iron supplements ensure to intake foods containing Vitamin C as it helps increase the absorption of iron in one’s body.
For example, include –
- Plant-based foods,
- Tomatoes etc.