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What specific foods have Iron in them?

Asked by Mom2BDec2010 (2666points) August 25th, 2010


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Coloma's avatar

Spinache and leafy green veggies.
Beans, red meat, liver. ( Ewwwww )

If you eat a healthy balanced diet you should not need any iron supplements.

Yes, Salmon! Mmmm

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I get iron from beans, lentils and pumpkin seeds and I take the Floradix iron supplement.

Seaofclouds's avatar

Egg yolks
Dried fruit (prunes, raisins)
Mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops)
Turkey or chicken giblets
Beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans

Also, if you eat iron-rich foods along with foods that provide plenty of vitamin C, your body can better absorb the iron.

muppetish's avatar

Do you have anemia or you trying to add more iron into your daily diet?

This website lists foods that have high and good-enough sources of iron. If you are iron-deficient, however, you need to take a supplement.

Mom2BDec2010's avatar

@muppetish My doctor said I needed to eat more things with Iron in them because I don’t have enough.

Seaofclouds's avatar

@Mom2BDec2010 Are you taking a prenatal vitamin?

JLeslie's avatar

Don’t believe that if you eat right you will not be dificient in iron, many women still are. The way to know is to get a blood test.

Non heme iron is found in Spinach and other green leafy vegetable. Heme iron is in meats. The link given above didn’t open for me, but I am sure it must have a good list, or you can google food with iron and I am sure a bunch of websites pop up.

The best supplement in my opinion is Slowfe.

Mom2BDec2010's avatar

@Seaofclouds Yes, but its still not enough :/

JLeslie's avatar

@Mom2BDec2010 Slowfe, I take two a day when my iron gets low. You buy it over the counter in the drug store. Every doctor I know is familiar with the brand.

Deja_vu's avatar

peas, beans, lentils, salmon

serafina's avatar

Most green veggies, like spinach, broccoli etc and liver (Yuk)

zen_'s avatar

@Deja_vu Beat me to lentils – my fave soup.

Deja_vu's avatar

@zen_ Homemade lentil soup in soo yummy, but I also like the Amy’s brand one. That has lots of iron.

zen_'s avatar

Sniff. We no have Amy’s brand. We have Osem brand. Not so yummy.

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