Beef is a great way to get some iron. How much iron do you need each day? It depends on your age and sex. Men need 8 milligrams (mg). Women should get 18 mg up to age 50, but only 8 after that. If you're pregnant, you need as much as 27.
Poultry is a good source of iron, too. Try turkey, chicken. An 85-gram serving of chicken has about 2.3 mg of iron.
DARK, LEAFY GREENS
There are lots of ways to prepare them. Steam or chop and add to your salad. You can even blend them into a smoothie.
It's a high-protein, low-fat way to add iron to your diet. And it doesn't matter if it's from a farm or caught in the wild. Tuna, sardines, mackerel, and haddock are good sources of the mineral.
SHRIMP AND OYSTERS
Shrimp and oysters are packed with it. Add some brown or enriched rice and you'll turn it into an iron-rich treat.
If you don't eat meat, you can still get your iron. Tofu is a good choice. Or go for beans, like kidney beans.