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    food during pregnancy

    Hi I am currently having trouble with my Iron levels and have been told to take Iron supplements but these don't really agree with me so I would like to be able to increase my iron through diet, i do eat meat and veg but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for foods that would be really good to eat and help me avoid having to take Iron tablets.

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    Hi Paula,

    I'm sorry to hear that.

    Food which is particularly high in iron includes: squashes, pumpkin seeds, nuts, seeds, wholegrain food, beef, lamb, spinach, chard and tofu. All these types of food are in the top ten foods highest in iron.

    Note that if you do take iron supplements then you should not take these at the same time as drinking tea as the iron will not be easily absorbed this way. Also note that you should avoid eating liver in pregnancy (even though this is high in iron) because it contains too much vitamin A which is a risk in pregnancy.

    Warm wishes,
    LJ

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