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Top 10 Foods for Women


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Iron-rich foods
Dried apricots are a good source of iron.
Dried apricots are a good source of iron.
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Due to their monthly cycles, premenopausal women need more iron. Good sources of iron are garbanzo beans, lean beef, Swiss chard, tofu and dried apricots. Women need 12 to 15 milligrams of iron each day, compared to just 10 to 12 milligrams for men.

 


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