Our expert says:
The fact that your blood iron levels are reduced is probably why you are struggling to exercise. The following foods are rich in iron: liver and red meat (if you can't afford red or even chicken livers at least once a week then eat chicken 2-3 times a week), fish, poultry and eggs (here is a relatively inexpensive source of iron - in the yolk), plus fortified maize meal and fortified wheat bread (all maize meal and wheaten bread in SA is fortified with iron and 8 other nutrients to help people achieve nutritional health) and dried fruit like raisins with pips. A while ago I wrote articles on 'Dieting on a budget', so please click on 'Diet/Food' at the top of this page and do a Search with 'Dieting on a budget' to obtain additional tips on how to make the best food choices if your budget is restricted.
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