Foods rich in Iron
The table below lists foods high in iron. The table lists all foods per 100 grams (3.5oz) for comparison purposes and because its difficult to estimate an average serving for iron rich foods.Iron rich foods and the highest source of iron usually come from animal origin. For example liver, kidneys and red meats. They are a rich source of iron due to the size of the portions eaten. Many people can regularly consume up to 200 grams of meat per serving. The table below shows some foods of plant origin to contain very high levels of iron, such as the herbs or breakfast cereals. However, be aware that these foods are eaten in much smaller portions rendering them a lower source of iron rich foods than those of animal origin. Consuming iron rich foods can be essential for effective weight loss. The iron is used to produce red blood cells, these carry oxygenated blood to exercising muscles and enable us to exercise with vigor which helps burn more calories. People with slight iron deficiencies often feel lethargic and may not be as active as people with an adequate iron intake.
Oxygen is also needed to enable cells to burn fat completely. The more oxygen supplied to working muscles, the more fat can be burned. However, this does not mean consuming very high levels of iron will help burn more fat. High doses of iron are not recommended!
Table of food high in iron:
|Iron rich food||Iron Content||RDA % *||Calories|
|Other Iron rich foods||Iron content||RDA %||Calories|
|Thyme ground||124mg||688% *||276|
|Curry Powder||58mg||321% *||233|
|Oat & Wheat Bran||45mg||250% *||330|
|Cinnamon ground||38mg||210% *||-|
|Garam Masala||33mg||183% *||380|
|Oxo cube||24.5mg||136% *||230|
|Special K cereal||13mg||73%||370|
|Soya flour low fat||9mg||50%||350|
|Red Kidney beans||2.5mg||14%||100|