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Iron-Rich Foods You Can Consider Feeding Your Toddler

Iron is required for the formation of red blood cells in toddlers and children and without enough red blood cells, the body would not receive the oxygen it requires. Iron deficiency can cause growth problems, learning difficulties, and behavioral disorders.

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Toddlers who don't get enough iron are at risk of getting iron deficiency anemia which can lead to symptoms like weakness, exhaustion, and sometimes prone to fight infections. 

Children between the ages of one and three require 7 milligrams (mg) of iron per day. However, determining whether your child is getting enough iron can be difficult because most signs and symptoms of iron deficiency don't occur until anemia has developed which is why it is important to incorporate iron-rich foods in your child's diet.

Here are some iron-rich foods to add to your child's diet

1 Lean meat

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Meat and poultry are high in heme iron, which is easily digested by the body. Iron is abundant in beef, organ meats, and liver in particular. For example, a 3-ounce portion of beef liver has 5 milligrams of iron.

2 Raisins

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Children love to eat raisins and the good news is that the dried fruit can provide your child with an iron boost while also aiding with constipation prevention. One milligram of iron is found in a quarter cup of raisins.

3 Eggs

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Eggs are high in vital proteins, vitamins, and minerals, such as iron. 1 mg of iron is found in one hard-boiled egg.

4 Green peas

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Peas are high in iron and other minerals. They're popular with children, and they're simple to make. One milligram of iron is found in a half cup of green peas.

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