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Can you get iron naturally from foods?

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Natural food sources of iron include:

Iron is also added to many fortified foods, such as cereals and enriched breads.

  • Meat, fish, and poultry
  • Vegetables, like spinach, kale, and broccoli
  • Dried fruits and nuts
  • Beans, lentils, and peas

From: Dietary Iron and Iron Supplements WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Armstrong, C. American Family Physician. " ," Mar 1, 2011 Baker, R. , November 2010. Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Iron." Office of Dietary Supplements: "Iron." UpToDate: "Approach to the Adult Patient With Anemia." Centers for Disease Control: "Iron and Iron Deficiency." National Institutes of Health: "Iron." U.S. Preventative Services Task Force: " ."








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SOURCES: Armstrong, C. American Family Physician. " ," Mar 1, 2011 Baker, R. , November 2010. Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Iron." Office of Dietary Supplements: "Iron." UpToDate: "Approach to the Adult Patient With Anemia." Centers for Disease Control: "Iron and Iron Deficiency." National Institutes of Health: "Iron." U.S. Preventative Services Task Force: " ."








AAP Reports on Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency AnemiaPediatricsThe Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative MedicineIron Deficiency Anemia in Young Children: Screening

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 23, 2017

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