Anemia (low iron) Diet Plan

A great place to start is to try and eat foods rich in iron.  Good sources of iron include:

  • Liver and other meat
  • Seafood
  • Dried fruits like apricots, prunes and raisins
  • Nuts
  • Beans, especially Lima beans
  • Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach and broccoli
  • Blackstrap molasses
  • Whole grains
  • Iron-fortified breads and cereals (check the label)

Eating iron rich foods with vegetables, vitamin C pills, or foods rich in vitamin C will aid iron absorption. Some foods block the absorption of iron, such as coffee, tea, egg whites, milk, fiber, and soy protein. Try to avoid these when you’re eating food high in iron. Iron pills can also be used but can cause stomach upset, heartburn, and constipation.  Be sure to tell your doctor about any discomfort you notice.


Every patient under the care of a Suburban Home Health Care professional, will receive a detailed plan of care designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient. The information above is offered as a helpful resource to our viewers, but should not be considered a substitute for professional medical attention. Call our office today and let us develop a plan of care for you or your loved one.