Having Iron Deficiency? 5 Vegetarian Food Items To Have

A lot of people have been suffering from iron deficiency these days. Thanks to busy schedules and unhealthy lifestyles, people pay less attention to their diet and thus put their health at stake. Among the increasing health problems these days, is iron deficiency. If some experts are to be believed, iron deficiency has been affecting half to a third of the population. But are medicines the only way to overcome this deficiency? No, there are some simple ingredients that can help. 

The best part is these ingredients are easily available and perfect for vegetarians. Wanna know more about it? Here you go! 


Ragi may look little but these tiny are a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals. Also known as finger millet, ragi is an excellent source of iron and is gluten-free. Because of its high iron content, it could be a boon for children and women suffering from Anemia. It can also be helpful for those with low hemoglobin levels. 

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Curry Leaves 

This may come as a shock to you, but curry leaves also have a high content of iron. If you are anemic, curry leaves could be a boon for you. Curry leaves contain high folic acid which helps in better iron absorption. One can have curry leaves in so many forms and can even eat it raw. 


Though all nuts are high in so many minerals and proteins, raisins are known to be an excellent source of iron. As per healthline.com, half cup of raisin contains around 1.3 milligrams of iron. It can promote the production of red blood cells, as per some studies. 


Soybeans could be a great source of iron. For those suffering from iron deficiency, soybeans could work like a magic wand. As per some studies, amongst the richest beans in iron is soybean. Soybean can be consumed in so many different ways. 


High in phosphorus, amaranth could be a boon for bone health. Because of its high iron content, amaranth can help in getting rid of iron deficiency in the body and even helps in the production of red blood cells. You didn’t know this, did you? 

Have these in your diet and get rid of iron-deficiency!