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What foods are good sources of iron?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:16 PM on Apr. 16, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Leafy greens-spinach has a lot.
    SaraP1989

    Answer by SaraP1989 at 7:16 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • leafy greens, yes! raisins, sardines...
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 9:09 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Kale,lentils.


    there is a great listing here: www.soystache.com/iron

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:20 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • red meat! There is a difference between the iron that is in red meat and the iron that is in veggies (heme vs non heme - my dr explained it to me) and the iron that is in red meat is more readily absorbed by your body than that in other sources.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 9:41 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • missanc: Thanks! I learned something new today and what your doctor said sounds right.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:44 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Whole grains (wheat, oats), lentils (beans), soy (and tofu), red meat, tuna, salmon, eggs, leafy greens like broccoli, kale or spinach. White meat has SOME iron, but not as much as red meat.
    coffee.crisp

    Answer by coffee.crisp at 2:16 AM on Apr. 17, 2010

  • Drink orange juice when you eat foods high in iron; it helps your body absorb it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:38 PM on Apr. 17, 2010

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