In this pandemic – covid 19 you are worried about
your immunity. To raise your immunity, you are trying hard.
Examples- taking supplements like multivitamin, calcium tablets,
vitamin-D tablets, B-complex tablet or iron tablets. Either
you are taking these tablets on your own or under
doctor prescription. If you are taking under your doctor consultation
then it is OK. It is always better to get your
iron from food. But if your doctor had prescribed you
iron tablets, then read this blog till end. Thist is for you….
Iron tablets work better on empty stomach. But
if you have problems of nausea, stomach cramps or
diarrhea, then it is better to take it after little food.
Along with your Iron tablets, there are few foods you should avoid:
1)Fiber: avoid high fiber food with iron supplements such as-
- Whole grains
- Raw veggies
These foods are good for health. Just you need to
avoid taking them with your iron supplement at least
- hours before and after.
2)Caffeine or tannin: Avoid foods or drinks which contains caffeine
Or tannin with iron supplements. They block your iron absorption.
- Cold drink
3)Milk, calcium supplements and antacids: avoid taking
your iron supplement along with milk, calcium supplements,
and antacids as it interferes in the absorption of iron.
If your iron level is still not improving even after
taking the supplements, getting a therapeutic consultation from
a qualified dietitian may help.
That’s all for today
See you next Tuesday
With another Tuesday tip
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life
Dr Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Homoeopathic Physician