Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Don't Just Pump Iron...Eat It

In recent celebrity headlines Selena Gomez was hospitalized due to iron deficiency so I thought I would share with you a foods rich in Iron for both meat-eaters and vegetarians so you don;t find yourself in the same predicament. 

Red meat
Egg yolks - don't just eat the egg white the yolk has many benefits
Mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops)
Turkey or chicken giblets

Dark, leafy greens (spinach, kale, collards)
Dried fruit (prunes, raisins)
Iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels)
Beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans

*Note - If you eat iron-rich foods along with foods that provide vitamin C, your body is able to better absorb the iron.*

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