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I'm pregnant and the doctor says my iron is borderline and prescribed iron medication... although I hate to take anything that's not natural, as this has side affects and there are certain foods I can not eat it with etc. which I think is weird.<br><br>
I do take a prenatal multi and Omega 3's- although I need a natural way to incorporate more iron in my diet without some prescription. I am currently in a foreign country which obvioulsy makes it more difficult to find the right foods. Any advice? Any information would be helpful!<br><br>
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If you can get Floradix Iron and Herbs that really helped me. Also, cook on cast iron whenever possible. I believe that vitamin c enhances iron absorbtion while calcium hinders it, so try to keep that in mind when eating your iron-rich foods. Can you eat liver? You might also want to xpost in the Pregnancy forum.
 

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Red meat cooked in cast iron. Don't eat dairy with your meal, do eat Vit C containing foods like citrus. Vit C helps the absorption of iron, where calcium impedes it.
 

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What about beans, molasses, oatmeal....these foods are all high in iron.<br>
I'm currently in the same situation and have been upping my intake of these foods, also adding red meat....this has been helping, I'm feeling much better.<br><br>
Good to know about the calcium and vit C, I didn't know that.
 
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