6 proven Iron Rich Foods For Kids to prevent iron deficiency

WHO estimates that 42% of children less than 5 years of age have iron deficiency. Iron deficiency is a serious global public health problem that particularly affects young children. Iron is an important dietary mineral which is essential for the growth and development of kids- both physical and mental growth. Lack of iron in children’s bodies can affect them badly as without enough iron, the child’s muscles, tissues and cell won’t get the oxygen they need. This condition of iron deficiency is most commonly known as anaemia.

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency or Anaemia in Children
  • Pale skin
  • Fatigue, Weakness and tiredness
  • Poor appetite
  • Craving for strange things like ice, dirt and paint
  • Slower growth and development
  • Behavioural issues
  • Frequent infections
Why SHOULD YOU NOT GIVE iron tonics?

STOP giving iron syrup or tonics. It can result in:

  • VERY LOW absorption of Iron in the body
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Stained teeth
  • Bloating , heartburn and nausea
  • Dark stool
  • Stomach pain
  • Heachache
  • Metallic or unpleasant  taste in the mouth

Always consume Iron through food and pair with vitamin-C to absorb it the most. Vitamin C helps break the iron down into a form that the body can more easily absorb. Cooking your food in iron cookware is a smart hack to increase iron content in the food preparations (How much iron does iron cookware add to food?)


1 serving of DAILY Veggies and  Dal powder will help to meet 100% iron requirement of your child for the day. Also helps to provide daily nutrition for Brain, Bones, Healthy Weight, Height.

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IRON Benefits of DAILY VEGGIES AND DAL POWDER ingredients:

Beetroot is one of the best ways to increase haemoglobin levels. Studies suggest that drinking 500ml of beetroot juice a day can reduce the risk of anaemia in kids. Beetroots are rich in B vitamins, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, potassium and also contain betalains (a class of antioxidants), that helps in reducing free radicals and inflammation in the body. It helps in proper digestion, boosts immunity and also improves blood circulation.

2.Bitter gourd:

It is one of the iron-rich foods for kids. Bitter gourd is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. It is also extremely rich in iron and other nutrients like magnesium, potassium and vitamins like A and C. Along with vItamin A and C, it is also high in calcium. Various antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds are present in bitter gourd.

3.Sprouted black chana:

Soaked black chana is one of the best sources of iron for vegetarians. It helps in improving haemoglobin levels. Sprouts are low in calories and rich in fibre, enzymes, protein and other micronutrients. Also, black Chana contains a wide range of phytochemicals including carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, flavonoids, iron, phosphate, chloride etc.

4.Sprouted moth bean:

It has high nutritional content.  Rich source of protein, carbohydrates, calcium, Iron, potassium, magnesium and B vitamins; it should be a part of your daily diet plan. However, Soaking and sprouting increases its nutritional value and makes it more digestible.

5.Black pepper:

According to a study, black pepper helps in treating anaemia. It is also an outstanding source of vitamin K and manganese. Studies show that it is also rich in calcium, Iron, zinc, Copper, Chromium and dietary fiber. Apart from this, it contains many health-promoting components such as flavonoids, terpenes, tannins and alkaloids.

6.Tapioca starch:

Tapioca is a delicious starch extract derived from the cassava plant. High in dietary fiber tapioca helps in digestion and constipation. Fiber bulks up the stool, which may help move it through the digestive tract, thereby eliminating constipation, bloating, and intestinal pain. It is also rich in protein, calcium iron and vitamin K, all of these support the overall growth of kids.

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