Body & Fitness

Preventing Anaemia

Can it be prevented? You can reduce your risk of getting iron-deficiency anaemia by eating a balanced diet that provides all the nutrients needed to make healthy blood.

Iron-rich foods include:

  • Liver and red meat (high-iron content)

  • Chicken, fish, beans and peas (moderate)

  • Fruit and vegetables (low-iron content)

The iron in meat, called haem iron, is more easily absorbed by the body than the non-haem iron in veges. However, eating foods containing vitamin C at the same time as non-haem iron will help your body to absorb it better.

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