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Getting enough iron

asked 2018-09-06 01:59:22 -0500

strongKaur gravatar image

I've been quite tired for many months now, and I seem to always get very low iron if I don't take supplements. Unfortunately they don't sit well with my stomach so I always seem to go on and off them. I am vegetarian and of course as a woman I lose blood every month which doesn't help the iron situation. I'm wondering how other Sikhs manage this issue, like what kinds of food are you eating that have iron, particularly punjabi food. I know there are lots of online articles on iron rich foods but I want to know specifically how we can manage with our punjabi diet to fit in enough iron. I think some dhaals have a lot of iron but we cook sabji some days so I can see myself going through a typical day not getting much.

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saag, paalak, channe has a lot of iron. :) try those sabjis

Tryingtobasikh gravatar imageTryingtobasikh ( 2018-09-06 04:03:35 -0500 )edit

thanks tryingtobasikh

strongKaur gravatar imagestrongKaur ( 2018-09-07 00:12:48 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-09-06 11:08:41 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

updated 2018-09-06 11:17:55 -0500

It’s not how much iron you consume, but how well you absorb it. You will absorb well from dals and from sabji made from iron-righ vegetables like swiss chard or collard greens. Also, saag is very good. Snack on nuts and seeds high in iron such as pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, pistachio nuts (yumm, pistachio barfi!) sunflower seeds, cashew nuts, and unhulled sesame seeds.

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