Good sources of iron you can find beside from meat

It is undeniable that red meat is a good source of iron which is really needed. If you do not like or are reducing the intake of meat, food from plant sources is true also good sources of iron.

1. Edamame
Japanese soy is healthy and nutritious. "Edamame is a protein that gives 40 percent of the iron in one cup," says Elizabeth Shaw, MS, R.D.N, C.L.T.

2. Spinach
Green leafy vegetables like spinach are rich in iron. One cup of spinach sauteed with olive oil increases the levels of iron. One cup of raw spinach contains one milligram of iron while cooked spinach provides six-fold.

3. Whole grains
Pasta and wheat bread usually also contains iron. Add nuts and green vegetables to increase iron intake.

4. Tofu
Tofu not only rich in protein. "Tofu is also a good source of iron," said Kara Lydon, RD, LDN, ryt, blogger at The Foodie dietitian. "Approximately 100 grams of tofu contains 6.4 mg of iron, 36 percent of your daily needs," he said.

5. Broccoli
"Adding green vegetables broccoli to your dish not only provide vitamins and minerals but also increase the intake of iron. One bowl of cooked broccoli contains 1 mg of iron, vitamin C and fiber," said Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, owner of Nutrition a la Natalie.