A low iron diet is very important in regaining your energy levels when suffering from this condition often referred to as anemia.
Iron’s primary role is to carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Without oxygen the bodies cells cannot function normally. So when you have low hemoglobin and low iron your body is completely out of whack. Causing a vast amount of uncomfortable symptoms.
Diet plays a major role along with iron supplements to regaining your levels. For me I was lucky enough to discover Yellow Dock , a wonderful herb that assists with heavy blood flow during your monthly cycle. It is all natural and has no side effects. I take it three times a day for the entire time I am having my menstrual cycle and find the results along with a proper diet amazing!
What I have also discovered is that this low iron diet should be predominantly alkaline foods.
Low Iron Diet :Food To Regain Iron Levels
- Beets and beet juice ( highly recommended in restoring iron levels naturally)
- chlorella and spirulina ( a green powder, both essential is regaining iron levels)
- nutritional yeast ( very high in B12)
- Greens such as kale, spinach and green veggies such as broccoli and brussel sprouts
- potatoes with skin on
- beans and legumes
- citrus fruits
The emphasis should be on raw fruits and vegetables which are high in iron.
Fruits rich in iron include bananas, apples, strawberries, plums, dark grapes, and apricots.
Bananas are particularly good as they contain iron folic and vitamin B12
Other foods include brown rice, molasses ( I personally take 2-3 tbsp. of black strap molasses each day) and sunflower seeds
Honey is also good for the absorption of iron as it is rich in copper which helps the body absorb iron properly.
Low Iron Diet Inhibitors
- whole grains
- Swiss chard
- soy products
- red wine
- coffee and tea
- sweet potato
A low iron diet could also consist of a lot of vegetable juicing which is an excellent way to get the nutrients into your body fast and get your levels up and feeling good. But whatever route you take, make sure you pay close attention to what you are consuming, processed foods and as you saw from the list above,and some other foods can act as inhibitors against the absorption of iron.
I hope you are able to naturally restore your levels and feel like your old self once again!