Top 10 Iron-Rich Foods
It used to be called "iron-poor blood," but now we know it as anemia. Whatever you call it,
one way to help treat it is to eat foods rich in iron (most doctors recommend
taking a supplement, too).
To boost the amount of iron in your diet,
try these foods:
- Red meat
- Egg yolks
- Dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards)
- Dried fruit (prunes, raisins)
- Iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels)
- Mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops)
- Turkey or chicken giblets
- Beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans
And here's a tip: If you eat iron-rich foods along with foods that provide
plenty of vitamin C, your body can better absorb the iron.
Reviewed on August 02, 2004
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