Get Your Daily Dose of Iron With There 10 Foods


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Iron is essential for your body. It helps the production of hemoglobin, which allows the transfer of oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. Most of the foods which contain iron are not expensive and are pretty widespread. You need around 15 milligrams of iron per day to be healthy and the foods are very easy to prepare. Here is a list of 10 of them. 

Oysters

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They contain 3.5 milligrams per each serving. They are super delicious so you will enjoy your meal and keep your body nurtured. You can eat them raw, baked, chargrilled, or in a stew. 

Red Meat

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Beef and venison are said not to be the best for your body, but they still have 2.1 milligrams of iron per serving. You can eat them in countless different ways – as a burger, grilled or in a stew. Pick lean pieces so that they are good for the organism. 

Chicken

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Chicken is one of the healthiest proteins. It has .7 milligrams of iron. We all know that when fried, it is delicious, but try to cook it in a different way to make it healthier. You can grill it, bake it or consume it with some pasta.

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Salmon

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Salmon has .7 milligrams of iron per serving, and it is also full of healthy fats. A great idea is to bake it with some lemon, and add asparagus for a side dish. 

Tofu

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You might not be the biggest fan of tofu, since it is not the tastiest thing in the world. However, there are things that you can do to make it actually delicious. It contains 3.5 milligrams of iron and the key to being delicious is marinating it in sauces and spices, like honey and sriracha or soy sauce and garlic. Then you can pair it with rice or some stir-fried veggies.

Chickpeas

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Chickpeas are becoming more popular every day and they contain 2.1 milligrams of iron per serving. You can also consume them as hummus. In case you feel like cooking you can try making a chickpea-and-sweet-potato burger, for instance.

Broccoli

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Broccoli has more than 2.1 milligrams of iron per serving, so they are great for you. You can put some cheese on them, roast them with garlic or turn them into “broccoli tots” for a healthier version of your favorite snack.

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Spinach

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Spinach has .7 milligrams of iron per serving. Add it to cook a nice and healthy omelette or just make a yummy salad with it. 

Almonds

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Almonds are great for your health. They contain .7 milligram of iron. You can eat  them as is or combine them with some raisins, peanuts and sunflower seeds. 

Pumpkin Seeds

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You can roast those delicious seeds to get an amazing taste and still nurture your body since they contain 2.1 milligrams of iron per serving. Add some cinnamon sugar to them or make them salty by putting garlic butter, and cayenne pepper for the perfect yummy snack.


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