Top 5 Fruits that Prevent Iron Deficiency
It goes without saying that iron is one of the most important minerals that our body needs for a multitude of purposes ranging from proper oxygen transportation in the blood to the production of RBCs itself. In our opinion, the best way to procure it is to eat fruits with iron so that your body can enjoy the other benefits of the fruit plus the iron. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of those fruits that contain iron, shall we?
While not a real berry per se, strawberries still have a lot of benefits which include 9% of the daily recommended value of iron (in a pint of strawberries), vitamin C which is a great antioxidant for removing signs of aging, and an amazing taste too!
What’s more, they are pretty versatile too- you can enjoy them as a topping on an ice cream, in a fruit salad, when eaten raw or in the form of a juice!
If you thought that fish was the only rich source of iron; think again. While 3 oz of fish only have a gram of iron, one-eighth portion of a watermelon of an appropriate size contains around 1.5 grams of iron, which is more than enough to be consumed than the daily RDA of 14.7mg. Aside from iron, it is also great for hydrating your body and for a little bit of vitamin C!
Munch on some watermelon chunks the next time you’re craving for a snack.
Dried apricots contain 6.3 mg of iron in a 100g serving, which is around 42% of the daily recommended amount of iron that you should have. Apart from that, the antioxidants will help in eliminating cancer-causing free radicals and also slow down the signs of aging by doing the same thing.
Pomegranate is one of those fruits with iron present in copious amounts, though not as much as the others present here as a 100g serving of pomegranate seeds offer 0.3mg or 3% of the RDA. But, it’s benefits of increasing libido and sexual capability in both men and women also makes it a natural sort-of viagra.
Make sure you include this one in the fruits that you eat and pick up at the supermarket!
These dried grapes offer more than just 1.6 mg of iron; it also provides vitamin B and potassium, both of which are important in maintaining some the vital functions of the body. But, raisins are also quite sweet, and is thus not recommended for someone looking to cut down on their sugar intake.
Munch on a handful of these to keep your iron levels up and your taste buds happy!