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Doctor insights on: Safe Iron Rich Foods For Diabetics

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

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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