Originally Posted by JMediger
Along with the vitamin C fun fact ... Another bit of info that many people do not realize is that dairy eaten with iron rich foods will block your body from absorbing the iron. IE ... having cottage cheese or cream based dressing on your spinach salad or covering your broccoli with cheese sauce or drinking that large glass of milk with dinner. I was told to have the milk or other dairy a while after eating everything else, like a snack later.
Thanks! I never knew that. I also have anemia and I've been having trouble with it lately. I've done all the TNT tricks (cast iron, red meat, vit c, etc) and I still feel horrible. I've never heard about a connection with dairy, but it makes sense based on my recent diet.
For those taking iron supplements I found that SlowFe and New Chapter to be better ones. The New Chapter costs about twice as much, but I never have any of the awful side effects that I do with other brans.