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What is the best diet for people with iron deficiency anemia?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Healthy

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.

In brief: Healthy

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.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: The best advice is..

Possible. Fe is needed for hemoglobin production.
Without adequate fe intake, you can't efficiently produce hemogobinized red cells. A balanced diet with red meats and green, leafy vegetables is warranted. If you already have fe deficiency anemia, you need to correct it then continue on fe supplements for 3-6 moths to replete fe stores. Your monthly blood loss means u must be consistent about this.

In brief: The best advice is..

Possible. Fe is needed for hemoglobin production.
Without adequate fe intake, you can't efficiently produce hemogobinized red cells. A balanced diet with red meats and green, leafy vegetables is warranted. If you already have fe deficiency anemia, you need to correct it then continue on fe supplements for 3-6 moths to replete fe stores. Your monthly blood loss means u must be consistent about this.
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