While the rain pours outside your window in the monsoons, we’re sure you like tucking yourself in bed and cozying up with a steaming hot cup of coffee or tea. You might think that the sluggishness is seasonal and not a big deal. However, lethargy is one of the major signs of iron deficiency in the body. To help yourself keep away from anaemia, insomnia and more, here are a few iron-rich foods that you can include in your diet to boost your immunity and regulate the iron-content in your body. 

Green leafy vegetables 

No better time than monsoons to add Spinach to your diet. Remember Popeye? The animated character that thrived on the spinach and was the strongest of all. 

You could be like him! Spinach is super rich in iron, along with other vegetables like kale and broccoli that you can add to your diet. 

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From soybean to grams, lentils har dense in iron content and should be a part of your daily meal plan. The next time your mother offers you warm lentil curry, say yes! 

Dry fruits 

Dry fruits like cashew, almonds, nuts, raisins are nutritionally ideal as your snack time food. The good fat and rich-iron content in them makes them essential diet foods.  


Chicken liver and other lean poultry meat are good to up your heme iron intake. Did you know heme iron is more efficiently absorbed by our body, as compared to iron. All the more reason for you to gorge. 

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Snack on pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and flaxseeds to increase your iron and good fat intake. Mix them with dry fruits and you have the person snack for the day. 


It’s common knowledge that fish is a good source of iron. From crabs to tuna, sardines to salmon, fish take your body’s iron content up with added benefits like improved eyesight. 

Dark chocolate 

Well, saved the best for the last! Dark chocolates are rich in antioxidants and iron. Unbelievable, right? The ones with at least a 55% cocoa content make up for the best dark chocolates to increase your iron intake.