Iron-Rich Grocery List

Iron deficiency, the most common nutritional deficiency, is the leading cause of anemia in the United States. Boost your iron levels the natural way.

Iron-Rich Grocery List

Iron deficiency, the most common nutritional deficiency, is the leading cause of anemia in the United States. Iron plays a vital role in transferring and storing oxygen throughout the body. Too little iron can zap the glow from your skin and leave you feeling exhausted, dizzy and even short of breath. Fortunately, we've got a grocery list that will help you increase your iron intake without gagging on pills and supplements.

Spinach

Spinach is naturally packed with iron. To absorb the greatest iron concentration, eat your spinach with added vitamin C. Try dressing the raw greens with vitamin C-rich toppings, like mandarin oranges or bell peppers, and finish it off with a citrus-based vinaigrette. For a tasty alternative, try cooking the spinach to release the naturally occurring disease-fighting antioxidants.

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