I was very low in iron at one time, and had to have injections (the culprit was very heavy periods) my doctor at the time said that liver was the best thing.Not sure how true it is but I have been told that it is dangerous for a women to be low in iron, and for a man to have too much !
Feb 22, 6:21pm
Silverbeet - Iron per 100g serving2.3mg
The iron from animal foods, known as heme iron, is absorbed easily by the body. The iron found in vegetable foods, known as non-heme iron, is less available to the body.
Meat eaters are more likely to be anaemic than vegetarians.Too much iron can be a bad thing also.
Feb 22, 8:00pm
Non-heme iron is more readily absorbed if Vit C is taken at the same time. A glass of orange juice with a meal is an easy way to do it,
Feb 22, 8:21pm
l am low in iron and always have been, l don't seem to store it so l take a floradix tablet daily to keep it up and eat meat and vegies as well and it is just below the lowest line on the blood test so Dr's happy about that l do know if l get lower and so up the tablets and eat liver as well
Feb 23, 10:36am
This is also what I was lead to believe, I heard that tomatoes with your red meat double your absorbtion of the iron.
Feb 25, 3:01am
Also, avoid drinking tea or coffee with or close to meals with iron foods as the tannins inhibit iron absorption.
Feb 25, 3:05am
There you go something I didn't know that sounds quite logical. Stored away for future use.
Feb 25, 4:42am
Amen to that vegetarian world-view.
Feb 25, 4:51am
Apart from tea and coffee avoid milk, calcium supplement, wholegrain cereals as well - they are iron source but also contain some acid that prevents absorption. As suggested above dark leafy Veg (make sure you have some vital c to aid absorption), beans, nuts, sardines (make sure you eat the tiny bones), red meat. If improving diet does not help you will need supplements.
Feb 25, 4:52am
Haemochromatosis is a disease caused by excess iron in the body. The usual treatment is blood-letting. Up to 500ml withdrawn fortnightly is quite common.
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