Which Foods Are Lowest in Iron?


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Chicken, turkey, pork, salmon, spinach and whole wheat bread are some foods that contain less than one milligram of iron. Other low-iron foods include tuna, potatoes and pasta.

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Some people are sensitive to iron levels. Hemochromatosis causes the body to lose the ability to regulate the amount of iron stored and absorbed. Vitamin C enhances the absorption of iron from plant sources. People sensitive to iron can avoid vitamin C-rich foods to lower their iron levels. Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits.

The recommended daily intake of iron for a healthy adult is 10 milligrams per day for men and 14 for premenopausal women.

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