Source of Iron?

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  1. PurpleSplat

    PurpleSplat Guest

    Hey,

    My gf's iron is low and she doesn't want to take iron pills b/c they make her all constipated. :o

    She can't stand the smell of liver when it's cooking and won't eat it, so I was just wondering if there was anything else out there that had a higher source of iron for her?

    The Dr said that she'd have to take 150mg iron pills. :hs:
     
  2. Mike4831

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    Supplement pills would be the best way to make sure you are getting an adequate supply.
     
  3. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    stick with meats.....the body can only absorb 10% or less of the iron from raisins or rice
     
  4. PurpleSplat

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    The only meat that I knew of that had a lot of iron in it was liver. :o Other then that, she mostly eats chicken, but I don't know how much iron is in chicken, beef or pork.
     
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    Veal liver
    1 oz
    4 mg –5 mg

    Beef
    3 oz
    4 mg –5 mg

    Lamb
    4 oz
    4 mg –5 mg

    Ham
    2 oz
    1.5 mg –2 mg

    Chicken
    3 oz –4 oz
    1.5 mg –2 mg

    Bologna
    3 oz –4 oz
    1.5 mg –2 mg
     
  6. PurpleSplat

    PurpleSplat Guest

    Thanks!
     
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    Foods Ranked as quality sources of: iron

    ...The following chart shows the foods which are either excellent, very good or good sources of this nutrient. Next to each food name you will find the following information: the serving size of the food; the number of calories in one serving; DV% (percent daily value) of the nutrient contained in one serving (similar to other information presented in the website, this DV is calculated for 25-50 year old healthy woman); the nutrient density rating; and the food's World's Healthiest Foods Rating. Underneath the chart is a table that summarizes how the ratings were devised. Read detailed information on our Nutrient Rating System. ...
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  8. MowingMex

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    I take multivitamins with irno in it :dunno:
     
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