15. Broccoli: 0.7mg Iron (4% DV)
Broccoli is a vegetable that you simply have to feel good about eating, given that it is so high in so many departments. Iron is one area where broccoli can help you out, but that really only scratches the surface on why broccoli is so good for you.
The fiber content in broccoli can’t be ignored, and it helps out your digestive system by providing 10% of the fiber you need.
Not only will broccoli give you a bit of iron to help your cause, and in addition to all of the fiber, you’ll be getting your fair share of vitamins as well. It’s particularly high in Vitamin C, and you’ll be getting a full day’s supply in a 100g serving. It also contains a respectable amount of protein for a vegetable.
Tips for eating more: Broccoli gets a bad rap for being a vegetable that isn’t tasty. But it’s all in how you prepare it. If you don’t like the taste of broccoli by itself, try adding it to vegetables that you do like. It plays well with others and can play a smaller role in your iron needs for the day.