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Can someone lacking iron crave foods rich in iron?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Unlikely: Iron deficiency will not cause food cravings.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are iron rich foods for someone who doesn't eat red meat?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts.

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