(HealthDayNews) -- Vegetarian diets are often touted as healthier alternatives to meat and fish diets. However, vegetarians can risk low iron levels unless they make a conscious effort to seek out good sources of iron.
The University of Toronto Health Service suggests these iron-rich foods:
- chick peas
- grains and cereals
- green leafy vegetables
- dried fruit
Also note that some products like the tannins in teas -- not in herbal teas -- can decrease the body's iron absorption.