Healthy Foods that are Great Sources of Iron
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According to the article, iron is essential for metabolism, muscles and normal bodily functions. The two types of iron discussed are heme iron, which comes from animal sources, and non-heme iron, which comes from plant sources. Heme iron is more easily absorbed by the body, so it is important to eat more non-heme iron if you are a vegetarian to ensure that you get the amount of iron you need.
Below are 11 healthy foods high in iron:
- Red meat, liver and giblets
- Oysters, mussels and clams
- Iron-fortified breakfast cereals
- Pumpkin seeds
- Black beans
- Sesame Seeds
Click here to learn more about each source of iron and review some associated recipes!