Iron is important for body growth. Below is a list of some of the best sources of iron
Iron is a basic requirement for cell growth, so people assume that the more iron supplements they take the better. However this is far from the truth. Eating a balanced diet is the way to go. In fact you don’t need any vitamins and mineral supplements if you eat a healthy diverse diet, rich in vegetables, organic meat, fruits and whole grains.
Taking supplements including iron can have serious health risks
- some contain unlisted substances
- many are of low quality
- some don’t contain the herbs claimed
- Only 0.3% of the 55,000 U.S. market dietary supplements were studied so that their common side effects are known.
- Many supplements have no practical effect. For example, glucosamine and chondroitin, often thought to relieve joint pain, have been shown to be without benefit.
- Iron vitamins and minerals are also added to typical staples in the American diet – such as breads, pastas and cereals
- With such an overload of added iron and vitamins the average person should need no more supplements.
Even when a true iron deficiency exists, it is safer to eat foods naturally high in iron than rely on supplements.
Below is a list of the best sources of iron in natural foods with the iron content included
Bison Liver: IRON COUNT: 6.2 mg
Beef Liver: IRON COUNT: 5.8 mg
Be careful with eating non organic beef liver since its role is to cleanse the body of impurities which you will now be eating. A better choice is organic meat liver.
Lean Beef Sirloin: 2.72 mgs
Bison: 3.42 mgs
Lean Ground Beef: IRON COUNT: 1.8 mg
Chicken Breast: IRON COUNT: 1.1mg
Salmon: IRON COUNT: 0.7mg
Pumpkin Seeds: IRON COUNT: 4.2mg
80 Per Cent Dark Chocolate: IRON COUNT: 4.1mg (wow, that makes eating chocolate very healthy!)
Dried Thyme: IRON COUNT: 3.7mg
Blackstrap Molasses: IRON COUNT: 3.5mg
Sulfite Free Dried Apricots: IRON COUNT: 3.6mg
Lentils: IRON COUNT: 3.3 mg
Large Potatoes: IRON COUNT: 3.2mg
Spinach: IRON COUNT: 3.2mg
Quinoa: IRON COUNT: 3.2mg
Kidney Beans: IRON COUNT: 2.6 mg
Tempeh: IRON COUNT: 2.4mg
Tofu: IRON COUNT: 2 mg (but you need to eat a lot of tofu and tofu which is made of soybeans may not be good for hormonal balance for women.
Black Beans: IRON COUNT: 1.8 mg
Tahini: IRON COUNT:1.7mg (fattening! but tasty)
Broccoli: IRON COUNT: 1.2 mg
As you can see the best source of iron comes not from supplements but from iron rich foods. Meat has the highest iron content per serving. To get your supply of natural iron, eat a 4 oz. serving of natural organic meat a few times a week.
The highest iron content is in Bison meat which has more iron than beef making bison the best source of iron in the list above.
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