I recently had my iron levels checked to find out I am in they are drastically low! 70% of people have iron levels higher than I do. I am so embarrassed! I live in a country where food is everywhere and somehow I am malnourished.
So, how do I improve this? We are not big meat eaters. Maybe a small portion once a day. At the most. What are some fruits and vegetables that are high in iron? (please don't say beats . . . . please don't say beats).
Answer by ladyd6280 at 2:18 AM on May. 1, 2009
Answer by stummegirl at 2:36 AM on May. 1, 2009
Answer by jcsscfam5 at 2:36 AM on May. 1, 2009
Answer by jcsscfam5 at 2:38 AM on May. 1, 2009
Remember that the human body was made requiring protein with each meal, esp. breakfast. Iron is what gives the blood oxygen so that you are able to have energy to live and be active during the day. Once your iron levels improve you'll prob. find you feel much better and have more stamina.
Chicken is a perfect protein, but doesn't supply iron like red meat.Â Most families don't serve protein to their children for breakfast, and offer high carb choices.Â These starches (cereals, breads, pancakes, etc.) spike the blood sugar then causes a drop which makes a childs brain sluggish.Â They can't do their best in school.
Eggs, dried beans, nuts, chicken, pork, beef, lamb, fish have protein and should be served 3 times a day.Â Fast food rest. do not supply quality protein.Â
To make sure that your body is absorbing all the iron it needs be sure to watch your dairy intake. While calcium is a necessity in the human body, dairy like milk, cheese, ice cream, etc. blocks the body from absorbing iron. When you take in less dairy, and increase protein, you'll find your iron level to increase naturally without supplements.
If you take iron pills be sure to increase your fiber and water intake. Iron supple. can make you constipated.
Answer by rkoloms at 11:14 AM on May. 1, 2009
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