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Published on: 6/11/2024

What are good foods to eat if you have anemia?

Consume foods rich in iron and vitamins such as beef, liver, fish, legumes (lentils, chickpeas) and dark leafy green vegetables.

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Explanation

Whole foods rich in iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid are good for preventing or treating anemia. Vitamin C (citrus) and proteins help with iron absorption, while drinks or foods that contain tannins and phospohates (coffee, wine and beer) worsen absorption.

  • Some effective foods to treat or prevent iron deficiency include:
  • Liver or organ meats
  • Red meat
  • Shellfish such as clams and oysters
  • Fish
  • Soy products
  • Leafy green vegetables (the darker the better)
  • Seaweed products

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