My family has a history of iron deficiency, and I have fallen victim to the same malady. I can always tell when my iron is low. I always feel more fatigued, and the dark circles under my eyes get worse. I have what you might call an unusual, yet tasty little remedy for this when it gets noticeable.
Vitamin C Helps
I was actually able to back my little remedy up somewhat with information from WebMD. It states that egg yolks are rich in iron. It also says that eating foods with vitamin C along with iron rich foods helps your body absorb that iron better.
I knew about the egg yolks, but not the vitamin C, and yet I have been doing this all along. It has always worked like a charm. I’ve done this for years without even knowing I had the perfect recipe for iron deficiency.
Raising Iron Levels
I always start by using a cast iron pan. Cooking in cast iron will also boost the iron in your blood, so I cook nearly everything in cast iron anyway. Then I fry a couple of eggs. I prefer them over easy, but scrambled, or whatever you like is fine.
I usually cook them a little extra done, so that the edges get a little golden brown in color. This is due to the cast iron, and I believe it adds a bit of extra iron as well. I then simply eat them with toast and an orange. Freshly squeezed orange juice, or any fruit you like will work just as well, as long as you are adding the vitamin C.
The Results Will Be Noticeable
Do this a couple of times a week, or even daily, if you like, and you will find that the dark rings around your eyes fade considerable in no time, and if you happen to go to the doctor and get blood work, I am quite sure your iron level will be just fine.