Increase Iron Intake with Iron rich foods at every meal.
*Lean red meat *Dark meat poultry *Fish *Oysters *Eggs
Dried Beans, Lentils, Peas, Nuts, Legumes (seeds)
Dark green, leafy veggies
Iron fortified breads and cereals
Black Strap Molasses
Did you know that cooking in a cast iron skillet will increase the iron content in your food?
Increase Iron Absorption:
Vitamin C increases absorption of Iron. Have a vitamin C rich food or juice with every meal. *Oranges *Grapefruits *Strawberries *Kiwis *Mangoes *Papaya, Guavas *Cantaloupe *Tomatoes *Broccoli *Cauliflower *Peppers *Chilies *Dark leafy green veggies. All of these are highly important if you eat a plant based diet.
AVOID taking antacids or calcium supplements before eating meals or with an iron supplement.
What every busy mom should know. Hope you enjoyed this Mommy Day Health Tip. Happy Mommy Day!