Health Tip: Get Enough Iron
And help prevent anemia
(HealthDay News) -- Your body needs dietary iron to produce hemoglobin, which allows healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to the body's tissues.
Too few healthy red blood cells causes a condition called anemia, and lack of dietary iron is a prime cause.
Here's a list of foods that are high in iron, courtesy of the University of Virginia Health System:
- Meat, including liver, lean beef, and pork loin.
- Seafood like oysters, clams, shrimp, tuna, and sardines.
- Fruits, including raisins, figs, dried apricots, and prunes.
- Vegetables like spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, and avocado.
- Raisin bran.
- Several kinds of beans, peas, and lentils.