7 Jan 2022 | 3 min Read
Dr Pooja Marathe
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Iron deficiency is a widespread problem throughout the world, especially in children aged 9 to 36 months. Children are particularly prone to iron deficiency anaemia due to a low intake of iron-rich foods. Mild to severe iron deficiency is common in children, and it can have a variety of consequences, including failure to thrive, poor academic performance, and recurrent infections. Therefore, it is a common thought to combat iron deficiency by introducing iron-rich food into your baby’s diet. But can iron-rich food itself be enough to keep up with the iron requirements of your baby?
Cook Food In Iron Vessels
The cooking equipment used to prepare the meal significantly impacts the food’s final iron content. Multiple studies have demonstrated that most meals (90 per cent) contain considerably more iron when cooked in iron cookware. Another study shows that eating food cooked in iron pots for four months increased the haemoglobin levels in children.
How Can This Help?
What is important to note is that whatever food you cook in the iron vessel should be immediately moved to a glass or enamel dish to avoid food contamination.