help low iron

Old Feb 9th 2016, 3:32 pm
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hi peeps ned some advice had medicals told every thing ok but i have low iron and need another blood test will this put a stop to me moving pleaase tell me it wont affect me
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Old Feb 9th 2016, 5:44 pm
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afraid can't say that it will depend on the referral Dr. You need to up your iron intake before the next blood test. Broccoli, dried apricots, liver, red meat (we ere told to drink orange when eating red meat as apparently it helps the absorption), spinach, lentils, ricje crispies and cornflakes.
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afraid can't say that it will depend on the referral Dr. You need to up your iron intake before the next blood test. Broccoli, dried apricots, liver, red meat (we ere told to drink orange when eating red meat as apparently it helps the absorption), spinach, lentils, ricje crispies and cornflakes.
Spinach and red meat is also an effective combination. Overall, I wouldn't worry too much about it as low iron/ borderline anemia is extremely common in women from early teenage all the way into their early 50's. Women who insist on following a vegetarian, or even a "no red meat", diet make things even harder for themselves.
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So red meat sources of iron are absorbed readily by your body but other sources of iron (from veg) need vitamin C (citrus fruit is the obvious source here) or Malic acid (apples, pears, pumpkin etc) to make the iron available for the body to absorb.

Phytic acid found in bran blocks absorption of iron, so you should avoid eating bran cereals maybe.

The good news is that when we are anaemic the body becomes more efficient at absorbing iron from our diet.
I would stick to eating raw fruit and avoid the fruit juice drinks as the latter are a combination of sugar and acid and really aren't very good for us. They are great for rotting teeth and assisting in making us fat!
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