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    Default Iron fish for iron deficiency

    I found this article through a friend. Essentially they have created an iron fish that you boil in water or soups for 10 mins to boost the iron content. Its aimed more at developing countries but as someone who is chronically iron deficient I thought it was a great idea wherever you are. I wonder if it would be a good alternative to iron supplementation in pregnancy?

    Apparently if you buy one online they will donate another to Cambodia.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/health-32749629

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    Default Iron fish for iron deficiency

    Sounds good - but you would have to drink the water broth daily and the time it takes to make it so it might not be as convenient as a supplement?

    Try using cast iron cookware everyday as well as it leeches iron into whatever your cooking but I would buy one to add to soups whenever I make them for an extra hit of iron!

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    Yeah but it probably has some flexibility in what you can do with it - ie. Make stocks? Boil & cool water for when out and about? I wonder if you would get much benefit from boiling it in water that you use to make rice or pasta?

    It would take more time & planning.

    You can buy them for $25, as someone who takes iron long term it could be more economical. http://lucky-iron-fish.myshopify.com...ucky-iron-fish

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    Couldn't you take iron tablets or drink it? I did not read the article

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    Certainly can, but at 50 cents a tablet taking them long term adds up! Plus they can have side effects (ie. constipation) and aren't always effective.


 

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