Raw foods provide iron that is absorbed most efficiently. Foods that are rich in vitamin C such as citrus and tomato are known to increase iron absorption as well. A very good website to check out most of the best iron-rich foods and some good advices on how to improve the way your body absorbs iron.
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Definitely beans, lentils, liver, soybeans and red meat.
If you are into meat, you might try eating bison steaks every now and then. They are considerably leaner than beef steaks and bison meat is PACKED with iron. That is not a recommendation, however. I can’t offer you any recommendations.
I’m not a registered dietitian, but it is a fact that all of these foods are high in iron.
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.