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KOTWBB Posts: 531
1/25/14 3:02 P

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I'm always looking. Another thing I do is if I'm low on iron and protein at the end of the day, I have egg whites with thyme, which is high in iron.

ALGEBRAGIRL Posts: 1,869
11/16/13 3:29 P

Breakfast cereal - check the nutrition panel and choose the tastiest among those that offer iron.

Edited by: ALGEBRAGIRL at: 11/16/2013 (15:30)
JUSTIMEEM Posts: 136
11/15/13 4:48 P

Ranked in order of highest in iron:
Mollusks (Clams, Mussels, Oysters)
Squash and Pumpkin Seeds
Nuts (Cashew, Pine, Hazelnut, Peanut, Almond)
Beans and Pulses (White Beans, Lentils)
Whole Grains, Fortified Cereals, and Bran
Dark Leafy Greens (Spinach, Swiss Chard)
Dark Chocolate and Cocoa Powder
Tofu
Dried Herbs (Thyme, Parsley, Spearmint, Black Pepper, Marjoram)
Sun-Dried Tomatoes

And some quick general information:
Consuming vitamin C together with iron-containing meals can increase or optimize iron absorption.
Calcium can interfere with non-heme iron absorption. Iron is better absorbed from heme (meat) sources, non-heme (plant) iron is better regulated causing less damage to the body.
Iron in animal foods appears to be very resilient to different methods of cooking.
In contrast, the iron in plant foods is much more likely to be pulled out in the processing or cooking of foods.

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11/15/13 3:10 P

Blackstrap molasses.

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11/15/13 2:37 P

Thank you all for your answers.

SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
11/15/13 1:23 P

I'm a pescetarian and always have great iron levels. You don't have to eat liver.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,879
11/15/13 11:21 A

check out this fact sheet with not only food sources but ways to increase iron absorption

ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-HealthProfe
ssional/


Becky
Your SP Registered Dietitian

AGILEDOBE Posts: 428
11/15/13 10:48 A

red meat, eggs, dark green leafy vegetables, spinach, collards, oysters, clams, scallops, beans, lentils. This is the list from WebMD.

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11/15/13 10:37 A

So I have not been able to take iron supplements since I was young. Which means I have to get the iron only from food. I don't like liver. So was just wondering what can I eat that will give me the most iron.

Thank you

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