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What are some iron-rich foods?

Marisa Rendon
Nutrition & Dietetics

The best sources of iron include dried beans, dried fruits, eggs (especially egg yolks), Iron-fortified cereals, liver, lean red meat (especially beef), oysters, poultry (dark red meat), salmon, tuna, whole grains. Reasonable amounts of iron are also found in lamb, pork, and shellfish. If you mix some lean meat, fish, or poultry with beans or dark leafy greens at a meal, you can improve absorption of vegetable sources of iron up to three times. Foods rich in vitamin C also increase iron absorption.

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