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MIAMI_LILLY SparkPoints: (128,135)
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4/9/13 7:31 P

My favorite iron packed food is shrimp. Plus it's low in calories, and high in protein too. Actually, any mollusk, like clams, mussels, oysters are all high in iron.

You could also cook your food in a cast iron skillet.

MELANDJER Posts: 1,460
4/9/13 6:51 P

OOOHHHH great ideas everyone!!! thank you so much!

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4/9/13 9:29 A

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CALLMECARRIE Posts: 1,598
4/9/13 7:15 A

I have issues with iron deficiency also. Hot cereals like Cream of Wheat and Malt O Meal have a lot of iron in them. I like them with a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses. Together they give you a good iron boost at the start of your day.

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4/9/13 7:10 A

Beets, apricots and liver.

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4/8/13 9:27 P

supplements? i only mention them because i struggle with chronic iron deficiency anemia due to my monthly cycle...

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BUNNYVUNE Posts: 110
4/8/13 7:50 P

I used to eat dried apricots to boost my iron. I should probably start throwing them on salads again...

ICEDEMETER Posts: 899
4/8/13 7:12 P

My personal favourites are:

Hemp Hearts --- 30% RDA for 30g --- I add them to cereals, salads, baked goods, and casseroles. They have a very light, almost sweet grassy flavour.

Blackstrap Molasses --- 19.4% RDA for 1 Tbsp --- I use it in sauces for meats and stirfries, as well as use it as a sweetener in almost anything. It has a very strong flavour which I enjoy, but a lot of folks have an issue with it.

Quinoa --- 15% RDA for 1/4 cup uncooked --- I use it to replace rice, make salads, add to soups, or in cereal.

Dark Chocolate --- 10% RDA for 30g --- as if chocolate needed any other reasons to be eaten!

Almonds --- 7.2% RDA for 30g

I hope this helps!

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DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 27,312
4/8/13 4:10 P

This fact sheet will be very helpful:
ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-HealthProfe
ssional/


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MELANDJER Posts: 1,460
4/8/13 3:28 P

Hi

I'm looking for ways (other than dark green veg and flank steak lol) to boost my iron intake - any thoughts? emoticon

First Goal - pre pregnancy weight of 211 gets me a spa day!!

June 1 Stats:
SW 238 Now 226
Waist 102 cm Now 96 cm
Lower Abs 113 cm Now 110 cm
Hips 125 cm Now 122 cm
Thighs 65 cm Now 62 cm

Down 12 Pounds THIS MONTH!!
Down 15 cm THIS MONTH!!
Down 79 Pounds OVERALL!!!!!
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