High in iron drinks

Getting tired after donating blood? In fact, you are so tired that you don’t even have the appetite to eat anything. Well, that is not good. You need a resupply of minerals like iron to keep yourself hydrated. So, if you don’t want to eat, then how about drinking? The right beverages could refresh you and give you the iron you need while keeping you hydrated. If that sounds good, then check out the illume-emag suggestions below.

An average man needs 8mg of iron daily. The same could be said for women, only they need more than double the amount of iron (18mg) when on their periods and during pregnancy. Most people can get sufficient iron through their diet. You can see more here. This diet is necessary, especially for those who suffer from anemia. It is also good if you take a variety of sources of iron intake, like supplements or iron-rich beverages.

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You could help boost your body’s iron absorption by adding vitamin C to your system. Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit, as well as kiwi, strawberries, and guava.

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Iron-rich drinks

1. Strawberry spinach smoothie

The name alone could stir your appetite already. It is delicious and healthy; you could drink this at any time, not just because you are suffering from anemia. Strawberry and spinach both provide vitamin C that helps iron absorption better and three cups of these can give you around 2mg of iron.

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2. Strawberry-banana tofu shake

In this case, tofu is the main iron source. Firm tofu appears to contain higher amounts of iron. However, some people may prefer to use silken tofu for a smoother texture. Strawberry and banana are here for more nutritious things like vitamin C and protein.

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3. Prune juice

Prunes, or dried plums, are naturally high in non-heme iron. In fact, just 1 cup (240 mL) of prune juice delivers 17% of the DV (daily value) of iron.

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4. Cocoa and beef liver smoothie

In addition to being excellent sources of magnesium, manganese, copper, and phosphorus, cocoa products like cacao nibs, cocoa powder, and cacao powder are high in iron.

Beef liver is one of the richest natural sources of heme iron that you can eat. However, the taste may not be pleasant for many people. Luckily, you can add the beef liver powder to other smoothies like the one mentioned above to boost their iron content while masking the liver taste.


5. Tomato juice and vegetable smoothie

This smoothie combines a variety of vegetables that provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals. Having tomato and possibly spinach, cashew, and raspberry as its ingredients, it can provide you with the iron that you need while being incredibly yummy at the same time.

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Iron-rich drinks could be a good alternative to your daily iron intake. But, if you are suffering from anemia, these drinks won’t be enough. You are going to need an iron supplement and an appropriate diet to quickly raise the iron level your body needs.

In the meantime, you would want to avoid drinking black tea, herbal tea, wine, or coffee when your iron is low because it will suppress your iron absorption.

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