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I am a vegetarian. What steps should I take to make sure I eat enough iron?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Varied 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.

In brief: Varied 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.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Check your iron

Being a vegetarian alone will not make you iron deficient.
If you are anemic iron supplements can help, unless there is excessive bleeding.

In brief: Check your iron

Being a vegetarian alone will not make you iron deficient.
If you are anemic iron supplements can help, unless there is excessive bleeding.
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal
Thank
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