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What are some healthy tips to improve the iron levels of my teenager? Thanks

Posted anonymously, 4th April 2014

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  • Maybe increase the amount of red meat in his diet.

  • Eat iron rich foods and almonds.

  • Lots of green leafy vegetables taken with vitamin C, like orange juice or Brussel sprouts. Iron fortified foods such as cereal.

  • Eat regular red meat and green leafy vegies such as spinach, cabbage etc and drink orange juice afterwards to as Vit C helps absorbs the iron . If you are concerned , you can always have a blood test with your doctor to see if he is iron deficient before you take any supplements .

  • Everything I was going to say has already been said by our clever MoM community.

  • supplements?
    have lots of iron rich foods in your diet

  • I read the answers with relish – I too have iron issues. all the best !

  • Red meat and green leafy veggies are best natural source of iron

  • Other than supplements, green leafy veg and lean red meat is the best legumes are also rich in iron. Unfortunately kids don’t always prefer those things…good luck!

  • Apricots high in iron

  • buy the foods high in iron. and incorporate that more into diet, iron enriched cereals and bread, supplements

  • try red meat and green leafy vegies. iron tablets are good for extra iron, especially as teenagers when they need an extra boost.

  • Have iron foods or supplements with vitamin c as it helps the body absorb it….avoid calcium around rhe intake of iron because it counteracts absorbtion……foods such as spinach, greeny leafy veg, mushrooms, lean red meat, beans, are all great sources :)

  • Healthy eating and some iron tablets.

  • Brocolli is an excellent source of iron! Iron tablets would be the easy option.

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