Health Notes

Iron-Deficiency Anaemia

The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.

Recommendation Potential benefits
Get enough iron To add iron to your diet, eat meat, poultry, and fish, dried fruit, molasses, leafy green vegetables, and wine, and cook acidic foods in an iron pan.
Add iron to a vegetarian diet Vegetarians are more likely to have reduced iron stores, so increase your intake by emphasizing iron-containing foods.
Don’t mix iron with drink breaks Drinking coffee or tea with iron supplements inhibits absorption.
Avoid taking iron supplements with a high-fibre meal High-fibre foods can reduce iron absorption, so avoid taking iron supplements during mealtime if the food is high in fibre.

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