Feeling tired and sluggish more often than not? Your iron levels may be low.

Other symptoms of iron deficiency include:

  • Pale skin and fingernails
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

Although many meats can provide the body with iron, many fruits and vegetables can boost your iron levels.

Eat these iron-rich foods to give you energy.

Vegetables & Legumes 

  • Leafy greens (spinach, collard greens, dandelion greens, Swiss chard and kale) 
  • Tomatoes 
  • Mushrooms 
  • Potatoes 
  • Asparagus 
  • Chickpeas 
  • Lentils 
  • Pumpkin seeds 
  • Beans (Black, kidney, navy, etc.) 
  • Tofu 
  • Broccoli 


  • Dried apricots 
  • Dried coconut 
  • Raspberries 
  • Avocados 

Add these foods that are rich in vitamin C to extract the most out of iron-rich foods. 

  • Oranges 
  • Lemons 
  • Kiwi 
  • Strawberries
  • Peppers 

*Always consult your physician to determine your health status. 

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