3. Dark Chocolate: 11.9mg Iron (66% DV)
You might have heard that you should start eating dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate for health reasons. One of those reasons is its high iron content, something milk chocolate also contains.
There are several types of dark chocolate that you can buy, and it’s broken down by the amount of cocoa solids it contains. The higher the percentage, the more it’s purely cocoa, so pick the highest level that you find still tastes good, as it gets pretty bitter the higher up you go.
Dark chocolate also provides you with antioxidants that you won’t find in milk chocolate. It contains far less sugar and in some cases no milk, just be sure to check the label on the chocolate you’re considering to see that it’s pure.
Tips for eating more: Dark chocolate works best as a way to satisfy your sweet tooth and chocolate craving, and you don’t want to overdo it. Stick to the serving size on the chocolate’s packaging, and look to an assortment of foods to get your full iron for the day.