foods that contain iron

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  1. bbee

    bbee Well-Known Member

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    hi ladies! i'm not very well educated in the food department as ive never really been a massive eater, and i never really cared about what i eat. but now im carrying a beautiful little human inside of me, ive had to eat more and healthier! (which i dont mind at all, i actually love fruit now lol)
    ive been going a little head rushy recently and i think it might be due to lack of iron? so im wondering what non complicated foods contain iron?
    xxx
     
  2. CARNAT22

    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

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    Cut and pasted from NHS website (advice what to eat if you have low iron)


    • dark-green leafy vegetables, such as watercress and curly kale
    • iron-fortified cereals
    • wholegrains, such as brown rice
    • beans
    • nuts
    • meat
    • apricots
    • prunes
    • raisins
    xxxx
     
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  3. bbee

    bbee Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much!:)xxxxx
     
  4. LauraMummyToBe

    LauraMummyToBe Well-Known Member

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    Cabbage is a brilliant source of iron! Xxx
     
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    bbee Well-Known Member

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    oo yay i love cabbage! thanks :D xxx
     
  6. gemloulau

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    Bran flakes for breakfast - most brands are fortified with iron. I used to be anaemic by my iron levels have shot up now I have this for my brekky xx
     
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    When eating non haem iron (leafy veg) it doesn't absorb as easily so have vit C (eg orange juice) alongside it which aids absorption. Haem iron, eg from meat is absorbed more readily. Xx
     

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