SW friendly iron rich food

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  1. Sio

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    Hello all, I've been on iron tablets as slightly anaemic and nearly finished. I'd like to know of some iron rich food I can eat and still stay on plan as the tablets mess with my digestion and give me heartburn.

    So far all I can think of is spinach and Guiness :D
     
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    Oh the only thing I can think of is spinach, :sigh: Have you tried googling iron rich foods?
     
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    Any dark green leafy foods are good iron sources, spinach, kale, watercress, cabbage, broccoli, sprouts, peas etc. Red meat is also a good bet. Lots of info on the interweb about it.
     
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    Iron-rich foods include:
    • dark-green leafy vegetables, such as watercress and curly kale
    • iron-fortified bread
    • beans
    • nuts
    • meat
    • apricots
    • prunes
    • raisins
     
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    liver is rich in iron aswell

    Try having a glass of orange juice if you can spare the syns as it helps with the absorbtion of the iron tablets.
     
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    I used to be anaemic and the best thing you could do is to have vitamin c with your iron rich meal too as this helps absorption. I used to have ribena or juice. You could have no added sugar squash or just have high in vit c veg with your meal too?

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    I was on iron tablets last year too and my advice would be to also up your fibre! ;)
     
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    I'm on iron tablets although as I get diarrhoea I can only take them for four days with a weeks break....it'll take me years to get my levels up lol!
    I take vitamin c tablets before a meal, try baby spinach raw rather than cooked, (increases the vitamin c).
    Limit the calcium taken at the same time as iron rich foods..so a watercress sandwich would be better with ham/beef than cheese.
     
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