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CHIHAYA SparkPoints: (0)
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7/30/12 5:48 P

liver (beef, pork, chicken)

I know few quite tasty recipes, but don't make it often after I quit drinking. I kinda want to avoid touching it now. Sometime it can be disgusting.

Edited by: CHIHAYA at: 7/30/2012 (17:50)
DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,458)
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7/30/12 5:33 P


I will never be anemic. LOL.

JUSTDOIT011 Posts: 1,467
7/30/12 5:25 P

I don't get a ton of iron in my diet, but the iron I do get is usually from fortified whole grains-- whole wheat pitas, sandwich bread, & oatmeal.

DEEINWI Posts: 1,095
7/30/12 3:05 P

This helped a great deal! Thank You :-)
~deb emoticon

ARGENT690 SparkPoints: (4,170)
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4/26/12 1:03 A

As someone who has lactose issues AND is anaemic, I will combine Special K with orange juice. The cereal has 30% iron, the orange juice (natural, not from concentrate and no added sugars) helps absorb the iron and can have iron content in it too. It sounds gross for people who can have cereal with milk, but juice is a good substitute and it doesn't taste bad.

My doctor also recommended potatoes, mashed with the skin. It is only good if you keep the skin as it is what has the nutrients including iron. He just said keep servings proportionate, don't add gravy or butter to it, and don't go overboard (like eating it every meal or every day).

KMAYNARD9 Posts: 67
4/25/12 11:22 P


CJSNLOVE3 Posts: 404
4/25/12 11:21 P

I went to the store today to get some prunes. The dried prunes only had 2% iron but I found some dried California Apricots that had 8%

4/25/12 2:16 P

These are great suggestions! As someone who is chronically low in iron (however, not enough to be anemic), this really helps! emoticon

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,314
4/25/12 9:13 A

There are two types of iron one is heme iron, found in animal sources(red meat, liver), and the other is non-heme iron, which is available in vegetables and certain grains. Heme iron is more readily absorbed by the body.

In addition to what others have written...

SEEDS Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and cashews.

Lentils, lima beans, chick peas and kidney beans.


ADD SOME vitamin C AND THEN your body can better absorb the iron!

4/24/12 11:15 P

Here's a lesser known iron superhero: molasses. One tablespoon has as much iron as 6 ounces of steak, more potassium than half a banana, and as much calcium as half a glass of milk, not to mention manganese, magnesium, selenium, and B vitamins. With so many electrolytes, I like to spoon it onto a buckwheat pancake and top it with greek yogurt, strawberries, and bananas for my post long-run meal.

Or, molasses, balsamic vinegar, and sliced fresh strawberries. So good!

PS It has to be blackstrap, by the way.

Edited by: PUFFINTOAD at: 4/25/2012 (22:18)
BRENDA995 Posts: 818
4/24/12 10:27 P


ANIMATED71 SparkPoints: (15,376)
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4/24/12 6:19 P

Red meat
Egg yolks
Dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards)
Dried fruit (prunes, raisins)
Beef, Turkey or chicken livers (but I really gotta be in the mood for those)
Beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans----- Can we say HUMMUS!!! YAY!
Turmeric (I love that spice)
Dried dates

PLUS, If you eat iron-rich foods along with foods that provide plenty of vitamin C, your body can better absorb the iron.

CJSNLOVE3 Posts: 404
4/24/12 5:00 P

What are some of your favorite iron rich foods?


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