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What are iron-rich foods my child will eat?
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Many kinds
Some examples of iron rich foods include iron fortified cereals, red meat, spinach, eggs, dried fruit (prunes and raisins), artichokes and many types of fish.
A tip is to eat these iron rich foods with some vitamin c- this helps the iron get absorbed into the bloodstream. It is important for kids to get enough iron so that they do not become anemic (low red blood cells).

In brief: Many kinds
Some examples of iron rich foods include iron fortified cereals, red meat, spinach, eggs, dried fruit (prunes and raisins), artichokes and many types of fish.
A tip is to eat these iron rich foods with some vitamin c- this helps the iron get absorbed into the bloodstream. It is important for kids to get enough iron so that they do not become anemic (low red blood cells).
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Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Pediatrics
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In brief: Blackstrap Molasses
Iron-fortified grains are popular but one of the iron-richest foods - giving red meat a run for its money - is blackstrap molasses.

In brief: Blackstrap Molasses
Iron-fortified grains are popular but one of the iron-richest foods - giving red meat a run for its money - is blackstrap molasses.
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
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In brief: See below :)
You can offer iron-fortified cereals, red meats (lean deli meats, eg.
), fish (such as salmon and tuna), eggs, green veggies (such as spinach, green peas, broccoli), raisins, dried peaches, dried apricots. When in doubt, if you have a picky eater, consider talking with your doctor to determine if your child may benefit from an iron-containing multivitamin.

In brief: See below :)
You can offer iron-fortified cereals, red meats (lean deli meats, eg.
), fish (such as salmon and tuna), eggs, green veggies (such as spinach, green peas, broccoli), raisins, dried peaches, dried apricots. When in doubt, if you have a picky eater, consider talking with your doctor to determine if your child may benefit from an iron-containing multivitamin.
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