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Other than seafood and liver, what are the best sources of iron?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Healthy foods

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 foods

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
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine

In brief: Heme iron source

Best sources of iron are those foods with heme found only in meats, poultry and fish-- e.
g. Meat-especially red meat, chicken, turkey esp. Dark meat and other meats, salmon and other fish. Other iron sources in food are non-heme are egg , vegetables e.g. Spinach, fruits, grains, nuts.

In brief: Heme iron source

Best sources of iron are those foods with heme found only in meats, poultry and fish-- e.
g. Meat-especially red meat, chicken, turkey esp. Dark meat and other meats, salmon and other fish. Other iron sources in food are non-heme are egg , vegetables e.g. Spinach, fruits, grains, nuts.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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