Another method to reduce iron absorbtion in meat?

Discussion in 'Macros & Micros' started by PeatFeat, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. PeatFeat

    PeatFeat Member

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    It has occurred to me that eating red meat with some cheese (or any other source of calcium) and also taking a vitamin D supplement should inhibit iron absorption. Vitamin D enhances Calcium absorption, which directly competes with Iron. Any thoughts on this?
     
  2. jyb

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    Coffee is usually recommended here too. Hadn't heard of vit D for this...

    On a related note, jaa recommended calcium acetate (powdered eggshell + vinegar) as it binds better to phosphorus, which is also something you want to reduce. I'm not sure if that's necessary if you are eating cheese or lots of milk with it anyway.
     
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    Well I have never seen it recommended here so I figured I would mention it and it makes perfect sense. I take D3 anyway because my blood levels were low. Sometimes if I'm eating meat later in the day I avoid drinking coffee.
     
  4. jaa

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    As much as I would like to take credit for that, it was Mittir who dropped that nugget of wisdom.:)
     
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