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what are the foods that should be avoid if you are lack of iron?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Unclear question: Following foods are rich in iron: red meat, egg yolks, dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards), dried fruit (prunes, raisins), iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels), mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops), turkey or chicken giblets, beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans, liver, artichokes, raw sugar.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts.

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Could lack of iron make you tired?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Yes: In fact, since iron is widely distributed in many different systems, you may feel tired even before anemia develops.

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