How to maintain iron at a healthy level and prevent iron deficiency?
– Eat food rich in iron, especially animal sources such as red meat, such as chicken thighs and beef, liver, oysters, egg yolk, shrimps, clams and tuna. Try to combine iron-rich food with Vitamin C-rich food as it increases iron absorption. You can find vitamin C in a variety of food as berries, citrus fruits, kiwi, bell pepper and tomatoes.
– Treat your digestive medical conditions, especially the one that affects iron absorption.
– Use iron supplements if you are at risk of developing iron deficiency as in the case of infants, children, women, and people with restricted diets as in vegan and vegetarian diets.