Need Some Inspiration?

Try the following meal suggestions to help combine iron-rich foods with vitamin C:

  • Top porridge with ground linseed and raisins, and serve with freshly squeezed home-made orange juice
  • Eat a kiwi fruit after a lentil curry
  • Add broccoli to your stir-fry
  • Add pepper to a bean chilli

Take-away tips

  • Good sources of iron include lentils, chickpeas, beans, cashew nuts, chia seeds, ground linseed, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, kale, dried apricots, dried figs, raisins, quinoa
  • Ensure that your daily diet contains plenty of iron-rich foods
  • If you are eating a food rich in iron, add a good source of vitamin C to help your body absorb the iron, such as pepper, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kiwi fruit, oranges, strawberries, pineapple, grapefruit or orange juice
  • Avoid drinking tea or coffee with meals

Quick recipe Idea for oats with Linseed

Start the day the right way with a nutrient packed oaty breakfast – fully of stomach-friendly fibre and great for digestions.

Pop open the recipe alongside: Apple & Linseed Porridge