10 Iron-Rich Foods You Need to Add to Your Diet

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Potatoes

If you tend to opt for sweet potatoes, here's a good excuse to eat regular taters a little more often: While the sweet guys have only 1.2 mg of iron per potato, russet, red and white ones have 3.2 mg

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Kalamata Olives

Kalamata olives contain 1.2 mg of iron per half cup. "I like to snack on them or add them to salads. They supply heart-healthy fats in addition to iron," Gorin says.

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Almonds

Yet another reason almonds are a great snack to have in your bag, at your desk or in your car: One cup contains 5.3 mg of iron

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Spinach

When it comes to iron-packed veggies, it's hard to beat Popeye's favorite: spinach. When cooked, it has 6.4 mg per cup — and that'll only cost you 41 calories.

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Broccoli

A bunch of this powerhouse vegetable is a delicious way to add 4.4 mg of iron to stir-fries, salads, omelettes, or side dishes.

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Black Beans

Black beans pack an iron punch! Half a cup provides more iron than a 3-ounce flank steak. Reach for them to boost your iron intake. Enhances mood, mental function.

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Pumpkin Seeds

Delicious, convenient, and super portable, lightly salted pumpkin seeds also contain 2.1 mg of iron per cup.

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Dried Apricots

A cup of dried apricots — the perfect sweet treat when you're feeling hangry — also contain 3.5 mg of iron..

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Dark Chocolate

Yes, chocolate is a great source of iron — but you have to eat the dark varieties to get your healthy fix..You can get 11.9 mg of the mineral per 100 grams.

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Cashews

Cashews are seeds rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber. They may help with weight loss, heart health, and blood sugar control

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