Did you know that iron deficiency is the most common nutrient disorder in the world? You or someone close has probably experienced some of these 6 symptoms:
Why is iron such an important nutrient?
Iron helps deliver oxygen around the body. So, the noticeable benefits of having good levels include sky-rocketing energy, strong hair and nails, and a really effective immune system too.
Popping an iron pill isn’t always the answer:
Many iron supplements are hard to digest, don’t absorb and can cause constipation or stomach upset. Commercial, lab-made supplements also often contain unwanted additives, like binders, fillers and preservatives.
(However, if your health practitioner has tested your levels and recommended supplementation, go for a high quality format that your body recognises such as iron bisglycinate rather than iron sulfate, as well as eating plenty of the below!)
Eat 3-4 servings of your choice of these iron-rich whole foods daily:
- Spirulina 💕 - a valuable source of easily absorbable iron. Organic Burst Spirulina is grown in pure mineral water and tested free from toxins including heavy metals, chemical fertilisers and algal toxins.
- Chlorella 💕 - contains naturally bioavailable iron and ours provides almost 2x more nutrients 💎 due to a patented process of cracking its tough cell wall.
- Dried Apricots 💕 - go for the natural ones free from sulphur dioxide.
- Tempeh 💕 – delicious fermented soya beans. It’s also great for your gut bacteria, which helps nutrient absorption.
- Hummus 💕 – made with sesame paste (tahini) and chickpeas, which are both great sources of iron.
- Spinach 💕– perfect iron addition to your smoothies or meals. Try the Tropical Superfood Smoothie Bowl on our wellness hub Choc and Juice.
- Mushrooms 💕– go for any variety but morels are the highest in iron if you can get these!
- Sun-dried tomatoes 💕– so tasty and perfect to boost flavour in a plant-based dish.