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Spinach does not replace lost iron

Spinach does not replace lost iron

Food with only 20 calories, spinach contains a large amount of iron, but can not restore its deficiency in the body, even if consumed in large quantities, warns nutritionists. "The composition also includes substances that inactivate the iron content and prevents the body from assimilating it," explains Dr. Julieta Cristescu, nutritionist at the Institute of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases "Nicolae Paulescu".

Food with only 20 calories, spinach contains a large amount of iron, but can not restore its deficiency in the body, even if consumed in large quantities, warns nutritionists. "The composition also includes substances that inactivate the iron content and prevents the body from assimilating it," explains Dr. Julieta Cristescu, nutritionist at the Institute of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases "Nicolae Paulescu".
Even though it is a high fiber food, which helps in the treatment of digestive disorders, spinach cannot be used as a means to cure anemia caused by iron deficiency in the body. "It is a low calorie food, it has a low carbohydrate and lipid content, it saturates quickly, but it does not compensate for the lack of iron", clarifies Dr.

Cristescu.
Contraindications of spinach consumption refer to its use in gout attacks, a disease that alters the metabolism of proteins.
For people suffering from anemia due to iron deficiency, a diet that includes preparations of red meat, poultry liver, cheese, milk, eggs and fruits such as currants and mace is recommended
Source: The Event of the Day