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 Post subject: Do you get that much fiber?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:40 pm 
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I know that I do get a lot of fiber. I'd say even too much. I've been Vegan for a year now.
I did build myself a balanced and junk free Diet. It does contain cooked and raw foods.
I avoid eating fruits like one hour before and after a meal.
But for the last couple weeks I've been feeling bloated. And like my stomach just gets irritated too much.
I did a blood test lately. And it seems I am a bit on the lower end of hemoglobin and ferritin levels.
Although I really don't like taking anything that was made in lab. I decided to take Iron supplement for couple months just to balance the Iron levels.
Since I do eat lots of Vegan foods that are rich in Iron. I really thought my Iron levels should be ok.
So it makes me wonder maybe all that fiber interfere with the Iron absorption.
Also I try not to eat Iron rich foods with calcium rich foods. Not that it's always possible as as some Vegan foods have both.
And I eat foods that have Vitamin C with Iron rich foods.
I don't see how else I can get more Iron from my nutrition without taking it in a form of supplement.
I am wondering if I am missing something?

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 Post subject: Re: Do you get that much fiber?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:42 pm 
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if you don't want to eat green leafy vegetables for iron try hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds or sunflower. all have iron. quinoa is also good for iron


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 Post subject: Re: Do you get that much fiber?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:08 pm 
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AlexNLP wrote:
I know that I do get a lot of fiber. I'd say even too much. I've been Vegan for a year now.
I did build myself a balanced and junk free Diet. It does contain cooked and raw foods.
I avoid eating fruits like one hour before and after a meal.
But for the last couple weeks I've been feeling bloated. And like my stomach just gets irritated too much.
I did a blood test lately. And it seems I am a bit on the lower end of hemoglobin and ferritin levels.
Although I really don't like taking anything that was made in lab. I decided to take Iron supplement for couple months just to balance the Iron levels.
Since I do eat lots of Vegan foods that are rich in Iron. I really thought my Iron levels should be ok.
So it makes me wonder maybe all that fiber interfere with the Iron absorption.
Also I try not to eat Iron rich foods with calcium rich foods. Not that it's always possible as as some Vegan foods have both.
And I eat foods that have Vitamin C with Iron rich foods.
I don't see how else I can get more Iron from my nutrition without taking it in a form of supplement.
I am wondering if I am missing something?


Just would like to see what types of foods you're eating.
Don't forget there are tons of micronutrient veg/fruits that the body needs to help
absorb iron.


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 Post subject: Re: Do you get that much fiber?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Comingtocyberspace wrote:
if you don't want to eat green leafy vegetables for iron try hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds or sunflower. all have iron. quinoa is also good for iron

I already eat these and much more(we don't seem to have here hemp seeds though). As I said my Diet pretty much balanced that's why it seems weird.

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