All women, especially those over 40, need adequate amounts of this essential nutrient. Women lose twice as much iron as men and are more likely to be deficient, particularly during the childbearing years. Iron enriches your blood and fights fatigue. Spinach and leafy greens are classic iron choices, but you can also get your daily dose with healthy snacking. Dried fruits such as apricots, figs and raisins are hidden gems of iron. Try tossing them into recipes for salads, rice dishes and more. Also, be sure to buy dried fruits that don’t contain added sugar.