Iron-Rich Foods
Face it, iron is important. If you want healthy cells, skin, nails, and hair, you need iron. To keep your energy levels high and your body beautiful, chow down on these delicious, iron-rich foods!
Vegetarian and vegan iron rich foods to help you stay healthy and prevent anemia, including lentils.

Lentils

One of the healthiest foods on the planet, lentils are packed with iron and other nutrients and they’re virtually fat-free. Great in soups and stews or served with rice, lentils are a cheap and iron-rich addition to your dinner plate.
Vegetarian and vegan iron rich foods to help you stay healthy and prevent anemia, including oatmeal.

Oatmeal

A perfect start to a cold winter morning, oatmeal is brimming with iron and fiber to power your day. Glam it up with nuts, dried or fresh fruit, maple syrup, cinnamon, brown sugar, and soy milk.
Vegetarian and vegan iron rich foods to help you stay healthy and prevent anemia, including tofu.

Tofu

Great in Asian stir-fries or barbecued on the grill, tofu is filled with iron and protein. Be sure to buy the firm or extra-firm variety and flavor it with barbecue or any other sauce.
Vegetarian and vegan iron rich foods to help you stay healthy and prevent anemia, including beans.

Beans

A staple around the world, beans are cheap, delicious, and also happen to be high in iron. Pop open a can and add them to a savory taco, chili, soup, or other flavorful dish.
Vegetarian and vegan iron rich foods to help you stay healthy and prevent anemia, including leafy greens.

Leafy Greens

Your mom always told you to eat them – don’t let her down! Spinach and collard greens in particular are high in iron and lots of other nutrients. If the taste doesn’t thrill you, try blending them in a smoothie with soy milk, a banana, and frozen fruit. Your taste buds will thank you.
Vegetarian and vegan iron rich foods to help you stay healthy and prevent anemia, including dried apricots.

Dried Apricots

Great in salads or oatmeal, or as a midday snack, dried apricots are packed with iron and fiber. These sweet treats are perfect by themselves, and can also add a fruity flavor to baked goods.

Tip:

Thirsty? Iron is harder for the body to absorb when it’s consumed with tea or coffee, but it’s more easily absorbed when eaten with vitamin C, so grab a glass of orange juice instead.

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