Pump Iron with these 10 Foods

By:Bhadra Kamalasanan, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 14, 2014

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If you want to pump iron, here is an easy way to: eat these foods.
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    Pumping Iron with Food *Slurp*

    If you want to pump iron, there is no better way than gorging on sumptuous food. Yes, food! Iron is an important nutrient, especially for women, implying that one must get it through food.  The more iron you take naturally the healthier you will be. About 80 percent of people do not get their everyday requirement of iron through food and therefore, it is important for one to be mindful about what their meals contain. Here are some foods that are loaded with iron.

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    Beef Liver

    Beef liver has the lowest count of fat compared with any other part of the beef. Besides, unlike the rest of the beef, its liver has the least number of calories i.e. one serving of beef liver has only about 150 calories.

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    Chicken Breast

    A chicken breast has 1.1mg of iron. So, if you love it and decide to get your daily requirement of iron from it, make sure that you de-bone it and take the skin off before consumption.

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    Dark Chocolate

    Who doesn’t love chocolate? Well, I don’t. Those of you who do can grab a bar of dark chocolate each day to lower blood pressure as well as the bad cholesterol.

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    Dried Apricots

    Dried apricots have beta carotene, fibre, iron and a lot of other nutrients that work to keep your healthy and fit. But, make sure that you eat only the sulphite-free ones.

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    Dried Thyme

    There is little that we know about thyme and all the nutritional aspects of it that makes it an ideal source of iron. It is full of vitamin A, C fibre and zero cholesterol.

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    Ground Beef

    There is no hiding from meat now is there? Lean beef or lean ground beef helps to lower cholesterol levels. We mean the bad cholesterol or the LDL cholesterol.

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    It is probably not new to you that lentils are an amazing source of protein. They also have lots of fibre, which helps to keep one full for longer.

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    Blackstrap Molasses

    Blackstrap molasses is a type of sweetener that is actually great for you as far as providing the right source of iron is concerned. Besides being dense with iron, it also has lots of calcium.

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    Salmon is known as a super food because it is contains Omega-3 fatty acids that help to prevent blood clots and also to lessen any possibility of a stroke, keeping your heart healthy.

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    Pumpkin Seeds

    There are several studies that are up there to tell you how good pumpkin seeds are in preventing the formation of kidney stones.

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