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Say bye to Iron deficiency with these rich food items

A lot of people suffer from iron deficiency on day to day basis. As iron is known to be a vital force that regulates the oxygen level. It is important to meet its need and here we bring you some food options which are a great source of iron.

Health Desk Written by: Health Desk New Delhi Published on: April 01, 2022 19:20 IST
Food rich in Iron
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Food rich in Iron

Highlights

  • Vegetable like spinach, broccoli, and peas are the best source of Iron.
  • Oysters, shellfish, starfish, shrimps, and scallops are the best Iron provider.
  • Iron produces hemoglobin and myoglobin in the body.

Iron is a mineral that plays a major role when it comes to proper body growth. Some people who have iron deficiency opt for iron supplements to fulfill their needs. It creates hemoglobin and myoglobin in the body which distribute oxygen in the entire body. Such people find it difficult to go for food options that can solve their problem. But not to worry anymore, we are here with a list of multiple food items that are rich with iron content.

Meat

Meat is one of the best sources of Iron. Organ meat of cows, pigs, lambs, and goats, has a small proportion of iron content in it that is found in the brain, tongue, heart, kidneys, and lungs among other organs.

Red Meat 

Red meat from mammals is also a good source of iron. Beef, bacon, ham, and pork are some examples to derive iron from them. It is said to be the most freely accessible source of heme iron.

Fish 

Fishes like tuna, sardines, and haddock are especially rich in iron.

Poultry

If we talk about poultry then chicken and turkey are said to be a good source of iron, but it has a small amount of iron. Not all part of the chicken has iron in them. Meanwhile, chicken heart and chicken giblets have a good amount of iron.

Vegetables

Iron-rich vegetables are spinach, peas, and broccoli. Spinach is rich in vitamin C and boosts iron.

Fruits

Fruits like mulberries, pomegranates, bananas, and apples are said to have less amount of Iron, but many people like to consume them to fulfill their iron requirement. 

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Seafood

Seafood such as oysters, shellfish, starfish, shrimps, and scallops are the best provider of vitamin-like Iron. The iron found in shellfish is more absorbable as it is heme iron.

Other than these nuts, cooked beans, tofu, dried apricots, egg noodles,  pumpkin, sesame, or squash seeds are also good sources of Iron.

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