5 FOOD TO AVOID IF YOU HAVE ANEMIA
You’ve probably heard that spinach is rich in iron and therefore great for anemia. It is rich in iron, but it’s never helped with anemia at all.
Turns out it has something called oxalic acid which binds with the iron and keeps your body from using it. Try #broccoli
, kale and other dark leafy greens instead.
2. Red wine
The reservatrol that helps fight #heart
disease and cancer seems to inhibit iron absorption. But white wine seems to helpwith iron absorption, so that’s an option.
can also keep you from absorbing iron into your system. Avoid it within an hour either way of an iron supplement or iron rich meal.
4. Black and green teas
chelate with iron from plant sources, making it indigestible. Iron supplements are typically from #plant
sources. Tea doesn’t have this effect with meat iron sources, however.
And in populations that #drink
a lot of #tea
, there’s no more #anemia
than in other populations, so there’s definitely still some #research
to be done in this area.
5. Soy proteins
While one might argue that soy is rich in #iron
, non-fermented soy is also rich in phytic acid, which interferes with absorption of iron and other #nutrients
Interestingly, fermented #soy
products (like soy sauce) can increase your ability to absorb iron. (Some sources actually recommend tofu for combating anemia because the phylic acid doesn’t completely block iron absorption, so you still get some iron from the #soy
. If you think tofu is your best available source for iron, be sure to eat it with plenty of vitamin C for best effect.)