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12 Jun 2004

EGG YOLK AND IRON
If I eat 6 large yolks a day will it give me all the iron I need for the day or does it hardly supply any iron? My iron levels were really low but the doc says they fine now. It is the eggs?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Mandy
Egg yolks are rich in iron, but I would not really recommend that you eat 6 a day because egg yolk contains so much cholesterol ! If you can eat meat and liver, you would be getting sufficient iron which is even more bioavailable than in egg yolk. If you are a vegetarian and don't eat meat, then it is best to have 4 eggs a week as recommended by the SA Heart Foundation and to take an iron supplement such as FeroFolic.
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