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7 Healthy Sources of Iron

By Kelsey Banfield |

Vegan Red Lentil Soup

Every year I have a physical and my doctor checks my iron level. This year it was a tad low so she suggested a few foods to incorporate into my diet, in addition to my daily multivitamin. When she handed me the sheet of recommendations I was so surprised to see a lot unexpected things on the list. There were all sorts of beans, non-green vegetables, and even fruit! I’d always associated iron with images of Popeye slugging cans of spinach so you can imagine my surprise when I learned there were many more healthy and tasty dishes that could accomplish the same thing. I thought I would share these recommendations with you. These numbers are based on this document from the University of Illinois.

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7 Healthy Sources of Iron

Oysters!

Good news, 6 pieces of this favorite seafood contain 4.5 mg of iron. Slurp away!
Make oysters Rockefeller

Photo: Julie VR

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Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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