Red meat, such as beef, lamb, and pork, is one of the best sources of heme iron, which is easily absorbed by the body.
Chicken, turkey, and other poultry are also good sources of heme iron.
Fish like tuna, salmon, and shellfish such as clams, oysters, and mussels are rich in heme iron.
Plant-based sources of iron include beans (like kidney beans, chickpeas, and lentils), as well as tofu, tempeh, and edamame.
Some nuts and seeds, such as pumpkin seeds, cashews, and almonds, are good sources of non-heme iron.
Vegetables like spinach, kale, and swiss chard are rich in iron. They also provide other essential nutrients like folate and vitamin C.
Certain cereals, bread, and rice are fortified with iron. Check the labels for the iron content.
Dried fruits like apricots, raisins, and prunes are good sources of iron. They are also portable and can be easily added to your diet.