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Anemia: Here’s what to eat and what to avoid

Espresso Logo By Catherine Keogan of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: According to the World Health Organization, iron-deficiency anemia is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world. But getting enough iron from your diet isn’t simply a matter of eating iron-rich foods. There’s a complex relationship at play between your own iron levels, the iron contained in food, and your body’s ability to absorb it. While the science is far from settled, it seems to be less about individual foods than the meal as a whole. Here are examples of foods that can boost or bust your iron intake.

Anemia: Here’s what to eat and what to avoid

According to the World Health Organization, iron-deficiency anemia is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world. But getting enough iron from your diet isn’t simply a matter of eating iron-rich foods. There’s a complex relationship at play between your own iron levels, the iron contained in food, and your body’s ability to absorb it. While the science is far from settled, it seems to be less about individual foods than the meal as a whole. Here are examples of foods that can boost or bust your iron intake.

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