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Vegetarian foods you won’t believe have more iron than meat

By: Onlymyhealth Staff Writer, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jun 15, 2017
If you want to jack up your iron intake without relying on red meat, include these vegetables in your diet.
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    Spinach

    Yes, this green vegetable is a power of iron, no wonder why Popeye loved this super food so much . 100 grams of spinach contain 2.7 mg of Iron.  So, don’t forget to include spinach in your next salad or side dish.

    Spinach
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    Broccoli

    Another green vegetable that is loaded with iron is broccoli. It also contains essential nutrients like vitamin K, magnesium and Vitamin C. You should include this vegetable in your diet, if you’ve not already because it encourages the absorption of iron in the body.

    Broccoli
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    Lentils

    100 grams of boiled lentils contain 3.3 mg of iron. Besides, lentils are also a good source of dietary fibre, potassium and protein.

    Lentils
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    Kale

    Make kale a part of your diet by including it in your salads and soups to get a good amount of iron from this vegetable. 100 grams of kale contains 1.5 mg of iron.

    Kale
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    Sesame seeds

    100 grams of sesame contains 14.6  mg of Iron. So, go ahead and include them in your diet by sprinkling them onto your salads. Images source : Shutterstock

    Sesame seeds
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