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Spinach went from being one of ‘the healthiest foods you could eat’ to ‘the throw it all out as fast as you can’ foods. In case another media crazed E-Coli outbreak surfaces, we're going to have to find other ways to get that iron, as spinach was (and still is) one of the best plant sources of getting this mineral.

For further ideas on how to get your iron,

Eat more foods rich in Iron, such as:

  • Meat, such as Beef, Pork or Lamb
  • Liver, if you can stomach it
  • Cereals, such as Total and Cream of Wheat
  • Potatos, with the skin still on
  • Beans, such as Garbanzo Beans

Fit's Tip: To further enhance your absorption of Iron, pair foods high in Iron with foods high in Vitamin C, like bell peppers--the Vitamin C helps absorb more Iron into your body. An easy and yummy way to get your Iron on: Try dipping Vitamin C-rich bell peppers into a garbanzo bean made hummus.


stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
Wow! i didn't know Vit C helps in absorbing iron. Thanks! ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
Last night at the grocery store , I bought salad mix with a label that said "contains no spinach". Happy to see this information out there. I don't like fearing veggies.
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
I still eat spinach too_ as long as it is East Coast grown.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
Me too!!!!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I LOVE Flinstone vitamins!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
Flinstones chewable vitamins has an iron enriched one!!
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
Great post. Since I don't eat meat, I try to be extra-conscious to include beans, grits, etc in my diet.
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
Is Cream of Wheat not a southern thing or something? I can not find it ANYWHERE down here!
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