Iron that comes from animal products is not good for humans because it gets stored by the body as ''iron reserves," but the human body cannot use that kind of iron properly, and it has been linked to diabetes, heart disease and other health problems (especially heme iron that's found in red meat).
You probably know that hemoglobin has something to do with iron, red blood cells, and anemia, and is important for your body to function. But, did you know that boosting your hemoglobin levels entails more than merely increasing your iron intake? Here are 8 foods that boost your hemoglobin levels. Have a look! #HealthyFood
Organic Beetroot fight anemia & are filled with iron. Helps in repairing & reactivating red blood cells, increasing oxygen to all of the body. Vitamin C in tomatoes along with lycopene helps absorption of iron. Apple & dates boosts iron levels from the Vit. C & helps the body to absorb non heme-iron. Pomegranates contain a rich source of iron & Vitamin C & improves blood flow. Calcium hinders the absorption of iron; avoid high-calcium foods for a 1/2hr before/after eating iron-rich foods.
While heme iron can be easily absorbed, non-heme iron requires Vitamin C for proper absorption. Another way to boost your intake of iron is to combine iron rich foods with Vitamin C rich foods. Given below are some foods that are the best dietary sources of iron and should form part of your diet.