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Food and Nutrition

anaemic kid

Amrita Jain
1 to 3 years

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Updated on Dec 23, 2013

Hi all My kid is 2years and 3 months old. He eats only selected vegetables but has appetite for fruits,can u suggest me how to incorporate iron rich food in his diet. We are vegetarian.

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komalamar2010

| Apr 24, 2015

With meals have to give vitaminc so dat it boosts the absorbtion of iron. bt my doubt iz if the meal itself having vitamin c rich food i. e. brocoli capcicum and beans den itz sufficient or itz nwcessary to gv orange or mausambi

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Amrita Jain

| Jan 04, 2014

thank you Dr Aanchal Maheshwari but my pediatrician asked me not to give milk and dates together as it will reduce iron consumption now i'm confused so do sugesst

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Dr Aanchal Maheshwari

| Dec 27, 2013

Hello, dates, dry grapes are rich in natural iron. When ever you give milk boil dates in it,this makes the milk rich in iron. try to incorporate aamla either raw,in juice or in chatni form ,that is also roich in vitaminc,valcium and iron too.

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Amrita Jain

| Dec 24, 2013

Thank you so much

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Tanuja Sodhi

| Dec 23, 2013

Hi Amrita, ? Here’s a list of iron-rich foods that you could feed your little one: 1. All dals and sprouts (as a snack or added to salads); 2. Lightly cooked beans (without heavy tadka) like rajma, white chana, black chana, lobia and dried peas; 3. Vegetables like spinach, broccoli, baked potato, peas, green capsicum and tomatoes; 4. Seeds such as pumpkin, sesame, squash seeds and sunflower seeds; 5. Dried fruits like dried apricots/figs/peaches/prunes/raisins; 6. Nuts like peanuts, walnuts, pistachios, almonds and cashews; 7. Cereals like rice and oats; 8. Whole wheat bread; 9. Tofu. ? Remember, eating foods rich in vitamin C with meals boosts the absorption of iron from food strawberries, broccoli, guava, amla, capsicum, oranges and mausambi. ? Cooking in cast iron cookware further facilitates iron absorption.

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