It has been undeniably shown that getting most of your nutrients from a plant based diet is superior to animal products. As iron is abundant in many plant foods, there is no reason not to get this nutrient from things like leafy greens. And as meat has so many downside elements, keeping meat to a minimum is highly recommended.
(Hi Kathie, I miss seeing you and Peter!)
All good answers suggesting good sources of iron. The research suggests that red meats, when combined with Vitamin C (e.g. orange juice) eaten at the same meal provide perhaps the best source of absorbable iron. I could talk about ferrous and ferric iron but I suspect that is beyond the intent of your question!
Hope that all is well. Take care.
Hi Kathie ,
Iron is one of the most important minerals for our body and is vital for transporting oxygen in our body and enables our cells to grow fast. Deficiency of iron can often leads to anemia besides other medical problems. I spent considerable time researching about food rich in iron and came across a great website on healthy foods i.e. http://www.sheffafoods.com/blog/sheffalife/vegan-part-timers-wanted/. Here’s a list of good iron rich food which I find great in taste and healthy as well:
1. Sea Food: You can eat Cod, salmon, tuna, shrimp and sardines as they are rich in iron.
2. Vegetables and fruits: You can include broccoli, spinach, beets, green leafy vegetables and beans which are a great source of iron content.
3. Cereals and Nuts: Whole grain cereals like corn flakes and bran are good sources of iron. Some of the most important sources are nuts that include cashews, pistachios and almonds which have the highest iron content.