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Check out these: Links. Follow up with your dr and discuss the cause of your anemia which is likely from excessive menstrual bleeding or intestinal blood loss. Take care! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/iron-fe? Page=1. http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-anemia-basics. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/women/guide/understanding-thyroid-problems-basics. Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/depression/default. Htm.
Meat: First and foremost. So is liver. "politically correct" ads showing beans, tofu, spinach, and peanut butter are misleading. Vegetarians who do not know exactly what they are doing tend to become iron-deficient -- and if you are iron-deficient, you've been done a terrible disservice. Look also for possible sources of bleeding if you're diagnosed. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Why do you ask?: It's your physician's task to explain why you've been recommended to have a low-iron diet. If this is for the management of hemochromatosis (the easiest of all the very-serious diseases to manage), then ask a couple of experts whether this is really key to its management given the awesome effectiveness of therapeutic phlebotomy, or whether you can eat what you enjoy.
Red meat: Red meat is a good source of iron. Depending how much you need, you can also consider iron supplement pills. It might be cheaper than purchasing red meat. Certain vegetables like spinach have iron, but they are not as easily absorbed as the iron in red meat.
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.See 1 more doctor answer