For about 3 weeks, I have been eating iron sources with Vitamin C sources because I was told that it helps absorb the iron.
My RD gave me a list of "excellent iron sources," "good iron sources," and "vitamin C sources." I have felt more energetic since I made the changes!!
The list she gave me says, "Good iron sources need the help of Vitamin C to be absorbed by the body."
I've been eating:
Fortified cereal with strawberries
Spinach with cabbage
raisins with strawberries
I also make sure I eat:
eggs, chicken, beef, and beans.
My sheet also says, "Drinking tea with your meals can keep your body from absorbing iron."
Edited by: AILEBBELIA at: 7/12/2012 (23:40)