What food sources provide the body with Iron?
The iron in food comes from two sources: animals and plants. Iron from animal sources is known as heme iron and is found in meat and fish. Iron from plants is known as non-heme iron, and is found in certain vegetables and in iron-fortified foods such as breakfast cereals. Heme iron is better absorbed by the body than non-heme iron.
There are plenty of good food choices to help you meet your daily iron needs, such as:
- Chicken liver and beef liver
- Red meat
- Pumpkin seeds
- Dark Chocolate
- Dried Apricots