Iron

Iron

I’ve been asked several times for suggestions on how to include more iron in your diet.
Here is a list of the iron content in several types of foods.
Meats:

4 ounces ground beef – 2.02 milligrams
½ cup chicken, white meat – 0.65 milligrams
3 ounces venison (deer) – 2.85 milligrams

3 ounces pork chops – 0.93 milligrams

Beans:
½ cup lima beans – 2.18 milligrams
½ cup black beans – 1.81 milligrams
½ cup kidney beans – 1.50 milligrams
Cereals:
¾ cup Raisin Bran (Total brand) – 13.49 milligrams
¾ cup Frosted Mini-Wheats – 11.55 milligrams
¾ cup bran flakes – 8.10 milligrams
¾ cup Cheerios – 7.74 milligrams
½ cup chili with beans – 4.44 milligrams

To increase your body’s ability to absorb iron, eat vitamin C rich foods (citrus fruits) or take a vitamin C supplement with your high-iron meals.