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Senior Citizen Iron Rich recipes
Last Updated : Dec 23,2017
Iron deficiency can lead to anemia in many senior citizens which make them end up feeling tired, weakens the immune system and causes issues with cognitive function.
Due to this reason, it is of utmost importance to consume a diet rich in iron to help prevent anemia and related symptoms.
With increasing age, acid production in the stomach decreases which leads to low absorption of iron. Therefore it becomes even more important to have iron rich sources included in your diet in every meal including breakfast, lunch and dinner and mid meals throughout the day.
Foods given below contain plenty of iron to help you stay away from anemia. They include
Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and amaranth, cauliflower leaves, fenugreek leaves.
Beans, pulses and dals such as rajma (kidney beans), peas, black eyed beans (chawli), chickpeas, matki, moong dal, moong etc.
Dried fruit such as figs and apricot.
Nuts and seeds such as sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds and garden cress seeds
Cereals such as bajra, ragi, and oats are rich in fiber as well as iron
Always include Vitamin C rich foods during your meal such as lemon juice, orange juice or amla as this improves iron absorption.
Remember to restrict having tea or coffee during your meals as this will hinder iron absorption.
Try our iron rich breakfast options such as Moong Dal and Cauliflower Greens Appe, Jowar Upma to add a healthy dose of iron to your meal.
If you want options that are soft and easy to chew then try Bohri Khichdi and Bajra Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi.
If you would like to enjoy a light meal of soups, do try Spinach and Chick Pea Soup and Whole Masoor and Chawli Soup.
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Anjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi by Tarla Dalal
A barfi in one minute, and that too a super-healthy one? Here you go! The Anjeer and Mix Nut Barfi, as the name suggests combines iron-rich and flavourful ingredients like figs, nuts and sesame seeds. A teaspoon of ghee together with saffron and cardamom imparts a rich and magical aroma to this quic ....
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Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice) by Tarla Dalal
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Muesli ( Healthy Breakfast) by Tarla Dalal
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Halim Ladoo, Halim Laddu by Tarla Dalal
Do you know that 100 grams of garden cress seeds offers 100 mg of iron? Who would have thought that this tiny seed is a goldmine of iron!
Halim Ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian
sweet made with iron-rich garden cress seeds. Other ingredients like j ....
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Jowar Upma by Tarla Dalal
Ready in a jiffy, Jowar Upma is a healthy snack you can whip up for breakfast, supper, or just any time of the day. A much healthier alternative to the traditional rava based upma, the Jowar Upma is made by replacing a large quantity of the refined semolina with fibre and iron rich jowar and green p ....
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While not universally popular, ragi abounds in iron and calcium which helps to build haemoglobin and strengthen bones. Spring onions, carrots and green chilli paste add crunch and flavour to these ragi rotis.
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Mixed Sprouts and Palak Subzi by Tarla Dalal
The very sight of assorted sprouts is appetizing. Of different sizes, shapes and colours, the sprouted beans tempt you to grab a spoon without any delay!
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