My midwife has given me iron tablets as I had very low blood pressure today (24 week check) and I'm pasty, get dizzy easily etc. but was wondering if anyone could suggest some nice recipes that would boast my iron levels as last time round the iron tablets made me rather.. um.. constipated
Vegetable sources of Iron have a low bioavailability, so you need to eat more than you think to get what you need. There are tables if you google iron bioavailability foods and similar terms.
The most readily absorbed iron is that which has already been absorbed from plants and turned into meat, the animal has done all the hard work for you! So unless you are veggie, good quality red meat and liver have the highest levels and lots of other important nutrients too.
Lots of iron tablets are rubbish formulations with low bioavailability (they tend to be the ones that cause constipation), again, a bit of googling will tell you the best brands to go for).