Top 10 Foods Highest in Iron. Not listed - Cream of Wheat and Malt-O-Meal hot cereals are enriched with 50% and 60% RDA non-heme iron per serving, respectively. Make without dairy (calcium interferes with iron absorption) and eat with vitamin C rich fruit for an iron-boosting meal or snack.
Iron that comes from animal products is not good for humans because it gets stored by the body as ''iron reserves," but the human body cannot use that kind of iron properly, and it has been linked to diabetes, heart disease and other health problems (especially heme iron that's found in red meat).
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Heme iron, the type found predominantly in blood and muscle, is absorbed better than the non-heme iron that predominates in plants, but may increase the risk of cancer, stroke, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome. Try these vegetarian foods rich in non-heme iron, instead.