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Which foods should I add for iron and B12 deficiencies?

Hello,

I received my Nutribullet for Christmas and am excited to start using it. I am going to follow the 5 day cleanse. I had gastric bypass 12 years ago and lost 150lbs. I had been able to maintain my weight at 123lbs up until a year ago. I fell on ice and fractured my coccyx making it impossible to work out or continue the physical activities I once enjoyed. I have gained 30lbs in the past year and my iron and B12 levels are always low despite weekly iron infusions and monthly B12 shots. What foods should I be adding to my blasts?  I am not sure my stomach will absorb but it is worth a try to get my levels up. I am hoping it also helps with losing the weight. 

Thank you in advance for any suggestions
Tracy

1 Answer
4 years ago

Dietitian's Answer

Tracy, I'm glad you've joined our NutriBullet family! Iron infusions and B12 shots are usually the most direct avenue for supplementing nutritional deficiencies. However, it probably won't hurt to add in more through your diet. Unfortunately there are not many B12 filled foods that are Blastable. B12 is found in animal foods like eggs, meats, fish, etc. There are some fortified foods like nutritional yeast (Red Star), almond milk, coconut milk beverage, or certain cereals. Iron can be found in lentils, spinach (eaten with a vitamin C source increases absorption), sesame and pumpkin seeds, organic tofu, and beans.

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