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Old May 18th, 2009, 15:46 PM   1
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Re: iron tablets/being aneimic


Just to try and cheer some ladies up who are aneimic. MW told me to eat plenty of red meat and broccoli. I'm a veggie so went on the look out for other foods high in iron.

They include nuts and chocolate so go ahead ladies, do what I did. Morrisons have an offer of 2 large bars of whole nut dairy milk for £2.50p indulge yourself, after all you've got to get that iron intake up, and while you're in there they do some lovely almond coussants in the bakery section



 
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Old May 19th, 2009, 03:13 AM   2
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Great advice

I'm veggie aswell and bizarrely since becoming veggie my iron levels have really stabilised, I have crohns disease (currently in remission) but I struggled with anaemia for years and just couldn't get my iron levels up to a normal level without iron tablets every day. When I met my DH I turned veggie as he is and ever since then my iron levels have been fine My consultant said it's amazing how much iron you get in a vegetarian diet and as veggies tend to eat a lot more healthily than non-veggies (chocolate and almond croissants aside ) it's a much better diet for people with IBD. I haven't even had to take a tablet for my Crohns for over 2 years now

Apparently the darker the chocolate the more iron it has in - go opt for a nice Green&Blacks - preferably butterscotch flavour - ooooh got me craving chocolate now



 
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Old May 19th, 2009, 04:06 AM   3
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Im veggie too have been for 8 years, ive had probs with amaemia in the past and get tired alot so also looked into finding food with good iron when found out I was pregnant. Doc wanted to give me some iron tabs but I prefer raise my iron by diet. I like eating baby spinach but get stuck at what else to have. I think im going to get OH to stock up on the whole nut



 
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Old May 19th, 2009, 04:21 AM   4
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Just to try and cheer some ladies up who are aneimic. MW told me to eat plenty of red meat and broccoli. I'm a veggie so went on the look out for other foods high in iron.

They include nuts and chocolate so go ahead ladies, do what I did. Morrisons have an offer of 2 large bars of whole nut dairy milk for £2.50p indulge yourself, after all you've got to get that iron intake up, and while you're in there they do some lovely almond coussants in the bakery section
I think the chocolate needs to be dark chocolate for it to have an effect. It certainly has about twice as much iron.

http://www.weightlossforall.com/iron-rich-food.htm Lists some other foods. The first section is meat but the second section has stuff you can have. Thyme seems to be a great option as it is loaded! Curry powder is pretty good too.



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Other good sources of iron for veggies:


Raw pumpkin seeds

Prune juice (and also excellent for pregnancy constipation at same time )

Spinach

Dried peaches offer more than any other dehydrated (or hydrated…) fruit

Oh and fortified breakfast cereal usually has a nice dose of iron in it aswell



 
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