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Having iron and vitamin c deficiency. Suggest food rich in them

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I have a patient who runs low in iron and vitamin c. Her take liquid iron. It made her very ill due to the horrible taste. She is not able to tolerate pills, especially with enteric coating of which she is allergic. I want to know which foods are high in iron and vitamin C.
Posted Wed, 30 Oct 2013 in Blood Disorders
Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 44 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:

The foods XXXXXXX in iron include red meat and liver (poultry or beef);egg yolks, molluscs (clams, oysters, scallops); dark green leaves, dried prunes and raisins, artichoke, beans and lentils, and iron-fortified foods such as cereals or breads.

With regards to foods high in vitamin C, they include parsley, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, citrus fruits (orange, lemon), greens, papaya, broccoli, pineapple, sweet potato, tomato, etc.

If the levels of iron and vitamin C is really low, apart taking foods, she should take the drugs as prescribed by her doctor to give a boost to her iron and vitamin C levels.

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