Iron deficiency sufferers will notice symptoms such as pale skin, tiredness, weakness, breathlessness and increased susceptibility to infections. “Over time these symptoms can worsen and degenerative problems start to appear. Eventually, if oxygen levels are seriously reduced and the condition has gone untreated for a long period, individuals can suffer angina and heart failure,” explains Sarah.
Oysters, clams and mussels are some of the best food sources to increase iron consumption in your diet. Liver, beef, lamb, spinach, beans and pulses are also high in iron and could help give your levels a boost.