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Iron Rich Indian foods for Pregnancy, Hemoglobin rich foods during pregnancy

Iron Rich Indian foods for Pregnancy, Hemoglobin rich foods during pregnancy.  Iron is one of the most important minerals required during pregnancy. The requirements of iron increase by 14mg/day which can be attributed to achieve adequate iron to transfer to the growing fetus, increase in maternal blood volume and loss of iron through skin and sweat. Iron requirement increases in the second and third trimester. Iron should be consumed in large doses initially also to build up iron stores and protect the depletion of existing stores and prevent iron deficiency anemia in both the mother and fetus.

लोह युक्त आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Pregnancy Iron Rich Indian Foods recipes in Hindi)
લોહ યુક્ત આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Pregnancy Iron Rich Indian Foods recipes in Gujarati)

Top 7 Sources of Iron Rich Foods

1. Garden Cress Seeds : Halim drink recipe is an easy and tasty way to top-up your iron reserves using garden cress seeds. Iron rich garden cress seed is usually combined with lemon juice and water and served. Learn how to make halim drink recipe at home. 

We have made a tasty halim drink recipe by soaking garden cress seeds in water. Further lemon juice has been added to increase its vitamin C content. The lemon juice not only makes the drink tasty but also gives a good amount of vitamin C, which improves the absorption of iron from this garden cress drink recipe.

2. Turmeric Powder (Haldi) : Warm Honey Lemon Water with Turmeric is a simple detox solution that can be consumed everyday, first thing in the morning.

3. Cauliflower Greens : Cauliflower leaves are nothing but the green leaves that cover the cauliflower and often are sold along with the entire cauliflower.

This healthy cauliflower greens paratha is a tasty breakfast dish and is a wonderful way to start your day. Cauliflower green leaves are full of natural antioxidants that have been shown to help prevent cancer and rich in iron .

4. Cow Pea

5. Beaten Rice

6. Dill (Sheep Leaves)

7. Poppy Seeds (Khus - Khus)

For a detailed list of 35 Iron Rich Foods, Sources of Iron Rich Food

So have no fear and explore all these sources of iron and make up for your heomoglobin throughout the 9 months of gestation.

Iron Rich foods for Pregnancy, Subzis

Ridge Gourd with Poppy SeedsRidge Gourd with Poppy Seeds

When we think of iron we first turn towards green leafy vegetables. In this section, we'll find a wide variety of greens right from common ones like fenugreek, spinach to a few uncommon ones like colocassia leaves and chawli leaves. Chawli Masoor Dal is a recipe which combines the goodness of chawli leaves and masoor dal and is loaded with iron. The vitamin A together with the protein in the dal helps to maintain healthy skin and vision, while the iron keeps anemia at bay. Colocassia Leaves Usli is a unique dry sabzi loaded with protein, fibre, vitamin A, phosphorus and iron. Cauliflower Greens, Methi and Palak Healthy Subzi, Palak Methi and Corn Subzi, Sai Bhaji are a few recipes added to this section after a thorough research, especially for mums-to-be.

Iron Rich foods for Pregnancy, Snacks

Cauliflower Greens and Besan MuthiaCauliflower Greens and Besan Muthia

To your surprise, legumes and pulses are also a fair source of iron. We have explored these beans in various recipes. Sprouted Matki Poha is a protein packed snack loaded with iron and gives about 22% of your daily requirement of iron during pregnancy. Keep this jar snack Methi Crispies handy whenever you feel hunger pangs in the evening. The curd added in it not only improves its texture but also adds taste and mask the bitterness of fenugreek. Enjoy it with your favourite healthy dip. This Spinach Dosa is made healthy by using wheat flour instead of rice. Spinach also is a good contributor of the antioxidant beta-carotene in this recipe.

Enjoy all our Iron Rich Indian foods for Pregnancy, Hemoglobin rich foods during pregnancy and also try our other iron rich recipe categories from the options given below.

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Sprouted Matki Poha recipe
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Spinach Malfatti, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe recipe
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Spinach and Chick Pea Soup recipe
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Masoor Dal with Spinach, Protein Rich Recipes recipe
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