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Doctor insights on: Iron Rich Vegetables And Fruits List

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Why are iron rich foods green?

Why are iron rich foods green?

They aren't: Vegetarians exert a lot of influence in the usa, and government publications about "iron-rich foods" include stuff like spinach, which is loaded with iron that you can't absorb or use. Your best source of iron if you do not supplement is meat and liver. If you are found to be iron-deficient, your physician will try to determine why so as not to miss serious disease causing blood loss. ...Read more

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What are some healthy, iron-rich foods?

What are some healthy, iron-rich foods?

Iron foods: Red meat, egg yolks, dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards), dried fruit (prunes, raisins), iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels, have to be fortified), beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans, liver and artichokes. ...Read more

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What are iron-rich foods my child will eat?

What are iron-rich foods my child will eat?

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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Could anybody suggest iron rich vegetarian food?

Could anybody suggest iron rich vegetarian food?

Iron-enriched: Vegetarianism is not without serious misinformation, just as there is from the folks who bring us mainstream processed food. You can avoid multiple deficiencies if and only if you know exactly what you're doing. Iron in spinach is mostly unavailable being bound to phytates. Beans are pretty good, but many products for vegans are enriched with iron and this is your best bet. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to prepare iron-rich foods?

What are the best tips to prepare iron-rich foods?

Cast iron pots: Use cast iron cookware, make sure not getting too much iron, too much iron is harmful as well. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why would you crave iron rich foods?

I'm curious as to why would you crave iron rich foods?

Could be low iron: You have a pica. Sometimes when you have a pica it is because of low blood iron or anemia. You can see your doctor for a blood test to check. ...Read more

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What is the best, healthiest way to prepare iron-rich foods?

What is the best, healthiest way to prepare iron-rich foods?

Iron foods: Red meat, egg yolks, dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards), dried fruit (prunes, raisins), iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels, have to be fortified), beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans, liver and artichokes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are iron rich foods I can eat daily/weekly for healthy iron levels?

Could you tell me what are iron rich foods I can eat daily/weekly for healthy iron levels?

Diet: Sources of iron - egg yolks, 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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What are some tasty iron-rich foods?

What are some tasty iron-rich foods?

Are you a good chef?: There are plenty of foods containing high amount of iron, but the tastes depend on how they are prepared. Sample of some are pictured here. If you are a good chef or lucky enough to have a spouse (or parents/grandparents) who love being in the kitchen, they can turn virtually any food into tasty dishes. You can simply google up what food contain high-iron and enjoy...Live well. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some foods that are iron-rich?

Do you like beans?: Meat is your best source of available iron, especially red meat. I respect my peers who won't eat it for ethical reasons; I doubt the strong link to illness that others have claimed, recognizing that real valid studies are hard to do. Beans are quite a good source; iron in spinach is unavailable because it's bound to substances. I'd urge non-meat-eaters to consider supplementing. ...Read more

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I think I'm overdosing on iron from eating to much of iron-rich food? Is that possible?

I think I'm overdosing on iron from eating to much of iron-rich food? Is that possible?

Only if you have..: It is virtually impossible to od on iron from just consuming iron-rich foods if you don't have some genetic abnormality such as hemochromatosis. Normally, your body will aborb enough iron and the rest will go out the other end. Hemochromatosis: your body will keep hogging the iron and will cause problem if not intervened. If u r curious/concerned, see your doc for a simple blood test. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some foods that's are iron-rich yet low in potassium?

What are some foods that's are iron-rich yet low in potassium?

Liver & meat: To boost iron levels you can use red meat and liver without worries about increasing potassium levels in persons with kidney disease who are on potassium restriction. However, iron tablets with vitamin c (to help absorption) work better than just adjusting your food, if u are actually iron deficient. ...Read more

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Iron rich foods that I need to stay away from due to having polycythemia?

Iron rich foods that I need to stay away from due to having polycythemia?

Iron rich foods: Plant sources of iron-rich food include dark green, leafy vegetables, dried fruit, iron-enriched cereals, beans, lentils, chickpeas, soybeans, and artichokes. Lima beans are especially good, as are spinach and broccoli. Blackstrap molasses is another iron-rich food option. Here are some top iron-rich plant foods: prune juice, walnuts, red meat, egg yolks, and liver, seafood, shellfish, gibblets. ...Read more

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My son is 4 years old and he lacks iron cause he doesn't eat so much what r iron rich food?

My son is 4 years old and he lacks iron cause he doesn't eat so much what r iron rich food?

See below:: If your son is actually iron deficient and has anemia because of it, he will need iron supplements prescribed by his pediatrician for a period of time to replenish his body's stores of it. To maintain good iron levels, see the following for iron rich foods:

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007134.Htm. ...Read more

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My iron is 9 and I eat a lot of iron rich foods but its not working I don't take pill because they make me sick. What can I do I give birth in a couple?

Low iron: Make sure that when you eat your iron rich foods you are not eating dairy a the same time - it inhibits absorption of the iron. Drinking citrus juice (such as orange juice) enhances absorption. Also, try the oral iron in tinier doses - beak the pill in half and do that twice a day and see if you can tolerate that. Continue with your prenatals as well. ...Read more

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I am donating blood tomorrow. Any suggestions for iron rich foods?

I am donating blood tomorrow. Any suggestions for iron rich foods?

Meats: Liver, ham, fish, provide a source of irn that is absorbed more readily than plant sources such as beans, lentils and spinach. Consumption today may not have much impact on the blood you donate tomorrow but kudos for being a concerned donor! ...Read more

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What are iron rich foods for someone who doesn't eat red meat?

What are iron rich foods for someone who doesn't eat 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. ...Read more

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Can eating iron rich foods before an anemia test skew the results?

Depends on situation: If you load up months in advance it might actually help fix the problem. A few days ahead of the test would not be long enough to effect anything. ...Read more

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My doctor just recommended introducing more iron-rich foods in my diet, what to do?

My doctor just recommended introducing more iron-rich foods in my diet, what to do?

Iron rich foods: 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.

In addition taking citrus with meals increases absorption of dietary iron. ...Read more

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Why am I anemic even after eating iron rich foods, and supplementing daily with iron for so long?

Different Causes: Anemia can be caused by conditions other than low iron intake. It is worth getting a more full blood evaluation from your doctor or seek a consultation with a Hematologist to explore and consider these other conditions. ...Read more

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I lose consciousness for 30 min on day 2 of my period and wake up with severe cramps. I've tried iron rich diets & avoiding cold drinks. Nothing works?

I lose consciousness for 30 min on day 2 of my period and wake up with severe cramps. I've tried iron rich diets & avoiding cold drinks. Nothing works?

Pain: I recommend you take aleve (naproxen) prior to your period - say the day before it starts to prevent you from having such a strong reaction to the cramps. If this does not help please see your gynecologist for further help! I am sorry to hear this as it is likely frightening, and a sort of handicap. ...Read more

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I fi eat lots of iron rich foods. Should I still take a 65mg ferrous sulfate pill for anemia?

I fi eat lots of iron rich foods. Should I still take a 65mg ferrous sulfate pill for anemia?

Only if still needed: If your blood iron level and blood count are in the normal range, you could assume you are getting enough iron in your diet and don't need to take an extra supplement. ...Read more

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High iron and iron saturation. Ferritin normal. Can this be caused by eating too much iron rich foods? Will decreasing iron rich foods help?

High iron and iron saturation. Ferritin normal. Can this be caused by eating too much iron rich foods? Will decreasing iron rich foods help?

See Doctor: It is unusual for a woman who is still in the age group having menstural periods to have a high iron and iron saturation, and also unusual for the ferritin to be completely normal range if the iron is very high. You might have an unusual disease called Hemochromatosis, which is an iron storage disease. Stop any iron or multivit+ mineral supplements and see doc. Might need phlebotomy (take blood ...Read more

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Blood test showed anaemia but heavy periods have been controlled (noriday) and I eat a lot of iron rich foods, so how can I be anaemic?

Blood test showed anaemia but heavy periods have been controlled (noriday) and I eat a lot of iron rich foods, so how can I be anaemic?

You lose more blood: You lose about 1% of your blood each day by the normal lifespan of the red blood cell being only approximately 100 days. If you lose so much blood in your body cannot produce blood faster than you're losing it you will become anemic. In addition if you are are deficient your body is unable to respond quickly enough in many cases to produce blood ...Read more

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What type of foods and fruits are helpful for reducing iron overload. My baby needs transfusion and her age 6 months. Pls advice?

What type of foods and fruits are helpful for reducing iron overload. My baby needs transfusion and her age 6 months. Pls advice?

Treating physician I: The doctor treating the baby (? Pediatrician) is your best guide to address questions. No foods will help you to reduce iron overload. But there are good medicines called iron chelators, which are commonly used and are fairly effective in controlling this problem. But an experienced blood specialist should be managing this problem. ...Read more

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Which low iron fruits are good for a e beta thalassemia child? Which are low iron fruits? Pls advice..

Which low iron fruits are good for a e beta thalassemia child? Which are low iron fruits? Pls advice..

Complicated diet: Avoid prunes and prune juice, spinach, watermelon, leafy green vegetables, fav beans, dates, raisins, peas and broccoli. Also avoid meats, peanut butter, tofu, infant cereals and other cereals fortified with iron, flour tortillas, anything cooked in a cast iron skillet. Avoid citrus with meals as it increases iron absorption. Your child will need to have limited iron intake as well as vitamin and essential mineral supplements under the direction of a nutritionist with experience in thalassemia. It is essential that diet be guided with nutrition consultation. Tea with meals suppresses absorption of iron. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat iron-fortified foods while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to eat iron-fortified foods while breastfeeding?

Yes: During breastfeeding, your baby takes all sort of nutrition out of you body and iron is one of them. To keep your iron stores good for your baby and breastfeeding, it is good to eat iron fortified foods. ...Read more

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Which fruits have iron or which fruits are suitable for thalassemia patient?

Which fruits have iron or which fruits are suitable for thalassemia patient?

Fruits will not help: Iron can only help if there is iron deficiency on account of blood loss. Thalassemia has a genetic problem in making adequate amounts of blood....So we have a problem in not being able to fix the genetic abnormality. ..So the solution for this disease is complex...Only an expert hematologist can help you manage this life long problem. ...Read more

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What other foods will help me gain my iron levels /HG part fro Red meat or Liver? Also what are the best Fruits to eat and avoid for minting blood?

What other foods will help me gain my iron levels /HG part fro Red meat or Liver? Also what are the best Fruits to eat and avoid for minting blood?

Iron rich foods: Foods such a leafy green vegetables (kale), lean red meats, beans, shellfish, nuts and fortified cereals are high in iron. The iron will be absorbed more readily if eaten with foods that contain Vitamin C such as bell peppers, parsley, broccolli, orange juice, kiwi, cooked tomatoes and strawberries. ...Read more

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As iron is harmful for thalassemia patient so which fruits have iron or which is safe for my 6 months baby? Is orange juice juice harmful? Pls advic

As iron is harmful for thalassemia patient so which fruits have iron or which is safe for my 6 months baby? Is orange juice juice harmful? Pls advic

WHAT KIND THALASEMIA: You did not say what kind of thalasemia your baby has. You have beta thalasemia. Most likely the baby has beta thalassemia trait, if so you do not have to worry about iron in babys diet.You can give baby fruits. Orange juice can be given in small quantity not more than 4oz occasionally but not all the time as it is loaded with sugar.Water can be given at 6 months
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Iron (Definition)

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