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Doctor insights on: Foods That Have Iron

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For people who has anemia, what are some high in iron foods that help iron intake?

For people who has anemia, what are some high in iron foods that help iron intake?

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. ...Read more

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If you have iron overload but like to eat meat, which meats have the absolute lowest iron?

If you have iron overload but like to eat meat, which meats have the absolute lowest iron?

The whitest: Most of the red color in red meats comes from hemoglobin, which is the iron-containing chemical in blood. So red meats are highest, while white meats and fish would have lowest iron concentration. However, if you have excess iron (which can be pretty dangerous), why not become a regular blood donor? That way you can help save lives while helping yourself to stay healthy! a real win-win! ...Read more

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What are some foods that have potassium in it?

What are some foods that have potassium in it?

Fruits and veggies: Cantelope, oranges, bannanas, watermelon, tomatoes.Potatoes, .

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How much iron does cooked broccoli, chicken &rice have in it? It's Chinese food that we sometimes get &I'm trying to eat more foods with iron in them

How much iron does cooked broccoli, chicken &rice have in it? It's Chinese food that we sometimes get &I'm trying to eat more foods with iron in them

Limited.: Not much in the rice and broccoli. Chicken breast is 0.9 mg/serving, dark meat 1.1. Check out https://huhs.harvard.edu/assets/File/OurServices/Service_Nutrition_Iron.pdf or Google iron content in foods for more complete information. ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of foods that are rich in antioxidants?

Would like to have explanation of foods that are rich in antioxidants?

Many: Sources: berries, beans, fruits, vegetables, green tea, coffee, red wine, many fruit juices, nuts, herbs (ground cloves, cinnamon, ginger, oregano, turmeric powder), grains (especially old-based products), & dark chocolate. It is highly recommended to consume whole foods rather than take supplements. Antioxidants add to general health regardless of illness but medical care is necessary for specifi. ...Read more

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I know dairy foods have calcium, but what are other good food sources?

I know dairy foods have calcium, but what are other good food sources?

TUMS (calcium carbonate): Tums are a great source of calcium and they are cheap too. Your average tum can have betweem 300 to 600 mg of calcium. You also need vitamin d in your diet to absorb the calcium. Milk is fortified with vitamin d to help absorb the calcium. ...Read more

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Is there certain foods that will increase my iron I have iron deffiancy anemia. From having neutropenia my bone marrow won't store iron?

Is there certain foods that will increase my iron I have iron deffiancy anemia. From having neutropenia my bone marrow won't store iron?

Get straight amswer: The history you give suggests a need to sit down and have a frank talk with your physician and get the facts. Unless you're seriously restricting your diet, it's hard for a man to become iron deficient unless he also has blood loss in the got or elsewhere. A combination of anemia and neutropenia raises concern for myelodysplasia or something similar, it's your right to know the score here. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid that have zinc and b1(thiamine)?

What foods should I avoid that have zinc and b1(thiamine)?

Why?: I am wondering about this question. A low-zinc diet is sometimes prescribed for pompholyx though it's difficult and relatively ineffective, but if someone has told you to limit your intake of thiamine, you are receiving bizarre and inappropriate advice. There may be a misunderstanding, if so, write back. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat fried foods that don't have cholesterol in them often?

Is it okay to eat fried foods that don't have cholesterol in them often?

Heart : Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. ...Read more

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Healthy eating: are there any health reasons to not to eat carrots that look really hairy - because they have sprouted?

Healthy eating: are there any health reasons to not to eat carrots that look really hairy - because they have sprouted?

No: Carrots, in moderation, are a great source of vitamin a. The "hairy" appearance is actually rootlets that help the carrot take in nutrients from the soil. Carrots that don't have these rootlets have just been scrubbed to the point of being smooth. ...Read more

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After losing blood what foods can I eat that are high in iron?

After losing blood what foods can I eat that are high in iron?

Iron: Your green leafy vegetables. The best green leafy veggie to eat is raw spinach, kale or chard. Many people think a supplement is the only way to go. ...Read more

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What are some vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies that can occur from not eating product with gluten in them or for eating gluten free?

What are some vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies that can occur from not eating product with gluten in them or for eating gluten free?

Unaware of any: Gluten is not essential for your nutrition. However the potential nutritional issue may be from restricting your diet too much leading to other deficiencies unrelated to gluten. I think gluten intolerance is over emphasized at this time and you should consult your doctor to make sure that you indeed have this problem. Often a simple blood test may provide you the answer. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with anemia. It was assumed to be ida when the found anemia iron not tested. Have severe symptoms. Eat lots of iron. Has not improved?

Been diagnosed with anemia. It was assumed to be ida when the found anemia iron not tested. Have severe symptoms. Eat lots of iron. Has not improved?

Anemia: We don't assume. Go back to see your md. Iron test is not something fancy. It is a basic blood test. It should be done. Microcytic anemia can be caused by other conditions besides iron deficiency. If your iron is truly low- you will need to discuss with your md what is the best way to treat it. Take oral iron replacement-etc. It takes months for you to get better with oral iron. ...Read more

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Can i become constapated for eating to many macadamia nuts being that they have fiber?

Can i become constapated for eating to many macadamia nuts being that they have fiber?

Depends: Not from eating the nuts , but if you are not eating enough of other foods and drinking enough water you might get constipated and won't be healthy. Raw nuts are healthy but if roasted the fats in them becom unhealthy. Hope you are eating them raw! ...Read more

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What can vegetarians do to ensure they have adequate iron intake?

What can vegetarians do to ensure they have adequate iron intake?

Spinach, tofu, beans: There are many iron rich plant based foods including beans and lentils, nuts like almonds, tofu, and spinach (less than once thought). ...Read more

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