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im 2months pregnant and i cant eat red meat, even the smell makes me vomit what can i eat to replace iron?

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Asked by sarahandmark09 at 8:41 PM on Aug. 15, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Like many other nutrients, plant based iron is superior to animal based. Eating a vitamin C source with your iron source will increase your body's absorption of the iron.

    Here is a great list of iron sources:



    Answer by rkoloms at 8:49 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Foods with a high iron content includ Bran flakes, Oatmeal, Samolina, Cream of wheat, Wheat germ, Whole wheat bread, Swiss chard, Turnip greens Prune juice, Spinach, Beet greens, Potato, Bok choy, Peas, Green beans, Tomato juice, Broccoli, Watermelon, dried beans and peas, tofu, soybeans, tempeh, soy milk, pumpkin seeds, dried figs, dried apricots, almonds, sunflower or sesame seeds, cashews. Some people say don't eat soy products while pregnant, but the other stuff should be okay.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 8:51 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Just FYI, here is one article on why you should not eat soy products while pregnant:


    Answer by AprilDJC at 8:53 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

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