Why should I eat clams if I have an iron deficiency?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Clams provide tons of iron and are a top source of potassium and vitamin B12. Eat clams once a week as an alternative to another protein. Choose fresh or canned since they both contain the same amount of iron. A 3-ounce serving size (about 10 small clams) provides up to 24 mg of iron and contains only 126 calories.
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