Health and Human Development - Low iron intake
Low iron intake
Lack of attention, low energy levels, reduced ability to learn, interferes
with ability to think and reduced resistance to infection.
Include a small amount of red meat in the diet at least every two to three
days. Eat three to four eggs a week. Eat more legumes and dried fruits.
Fish and chicken have smaller concentrations of iron than red meat so it is
important to try and include some red meat in the diet. Red meat does not
have to be eaten as 'a piece of steak'. Minced red meat can be made into
hamburgers or a sauce for pasta. Small quantities of beef can be used in
stir-fry dishes and casseroles. Liver sausage (liverwurst), a delicatessen
product, makes a tasty sandwich filling.
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