The *starred* items contain non-heme iron and should be eaten with foods that contain Vitamin C:
Okay…so now that I have completely made you bored out of your minds by talking about health problems and giving you tables to look at on a Friday (I know….I’m sorry), let’s wrap this up! The CDC recommends eating a healthy diet that consists of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free milk, lean meats, fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts, just to name a few basics. In general, this balanced diet can provide the correct amount of iron needed in the body.
Please share your thoughts on iron deficiency with me! Have you or anyone you know had an iron deficiency? If you are a vegetarian (and even if you are not), how do you ensure that you get enough iron in your diet?