Iron deficiency anemia is exactly what its name suggests - a deficiency in the mineral: iron. If your body isn’t getting enough iron, you might start to feel quite tired and weak or you may even experience chest pain and headaches - with none of these symptoms being particularly favourable! 
Although iron deficiency can commonly be treated with iron supplements, there are some iron-rich foods which you can include in your diet to take steps towards managing your levels .
What Foods are Rich in Iron?
It’s possible to reduce your risk of developing iron deficiency anemia , or managing existing iron deficiency by eating foods rich in iron; luckily there’s plenty of these!
- Red meat
- Kidney beans
- Dried fruits
See also: How Much Iron is Too Much?
Curious about your iron levels? One of the most reliable ways to find out more is by taking an Iron Test - this can be done by visiting your doctor or from home with an at-home lab test.
LetsGetChecked’s at-home Iron Test can check for iron deficiency and iron overload. Online results will be available within 5 days and our medical team will be available to help every step of the way.
You should consider taking the test if:
- You are suffering from an iron deficiency
- You are suffering from hemochromatosis
- You are vegetarian
- You frequently donate blood
- You are suffering from fatigue, low energy or low mood
- You have a family history of hemochromatosis
- You are from Northern Europe, you are more likely to suffer from hemochromatosis