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Living The Best Foods for Iron  

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List of the best foods for iron. One of the best nutrients for the human body is iron, partly due to the iron content in your blood. The hemoglobin in your red blood cells is comprised partially of iron which helps carry oxygen throughout the body. Without enough iron content in the body, you can become anemic which can lead to fatigue and a poor immune system. Other symptoms of iron deficiency are shortness of breath, cold hands and feet, fast heartbeat, brittle nails, hair loss, and difficulty swallowing. If pregnant women, those with kidney disease, people who work out, and those with gastrointestinal disorders don’t have enough iron it could lead to worse health problems.

Iron supplements can sometimes have negative side effects including upset stomach, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea. However, by changing up your diet to include iron-rich foods, you can ensure you get the iron you need without the negative side effects.

What are the best foods for iron? Many fruits and vegetables are chock full of iron. Certain meats, such as turkey, chicken, and fish, are a good source of healthy iron. This list features the foods that are filled with a healthy amount of iron to add to your diet. If you know of any foods with high iron content that aren't on this list of iron rich foods, make sure to add them.

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19 1
Lean Beef is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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16 3
Spinach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

3
14 2
Egg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

4
14 2
Broccoli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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14 3
Tuna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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10 1
Cereal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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11 2
Kidney Bean is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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9 1
Pea is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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9 3
Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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5 0
Cream of Wheat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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7 2
Raisin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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7 3
Scallop is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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6 2
Bran is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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6 2
Brown rice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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5 1
Collard greens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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5 1
Green bean is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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5 1
Chicken meat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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7 4
Oyster is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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6 3
Tomato is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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6 3
Lentil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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6 3
Kale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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4 1
Oatmeal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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4 1
Jerky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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6 4
Veal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Foods for Iron

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4 2
Clam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Foods for Iron