>Health and Nutrition>quick iron fix?
the other day I had an itch on my leg and was scratching it through my pants. Well, later on when I looked, the entire side of my leg was bruised really bad.
So, I can feel it. I know my iron is low. I ran out of floradix last week and dh is picking up some more today. ANy other ideas on how I can get a jump on this? I eat a lot of iron rich foods, or so I thought, but if you have some more ideas, I'd appreciate it.
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Bruising is from insufficient or inactive platelets. Platelets do not rely on iron.
Regularly eating iron rich foods is generally your best bet. I am not convinced, on the basis of a bruise, that you are iron deficient.
Here's a list I found of iron rich food
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ok. looking at the top of that list...
Cockles boiled 28mg 155% 50
Black Pudding 20mg 111% 300
Liver 9mg 50% 190
Fish Paste 9mg 50% 170
Faggots 8.3mg 46% 270
what in the world are cockles and are we even allowed to say faggots? Who knew they'd be so high in iron!
Hehe. Plus in the UK, I believe they cause lung cancer.
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