Iron and kids

Today I read in a magazine, iron content food deteriorates growth in kids. It's found in grapes, spinach, cabbage and red meat. what does it mean? Can't we give such items to our kids?
Category: Food & Drinks 6 years ago
Sandhya Rani
Asked 6 years ago

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It is true that iron is indeed a toxic metal and can cause several potentially dangerous conditions but ONLY when it is taken in excess. Yet, in the case of children we need not worry about giving them excess iron in the various foods, because as it is they are very active and growth rate is faster therefore their need for iron is more. Only if there is some problem or some special condition due to which the iron is not correctly processed in their body, will their be any kind of risk from iron. Apart from that, there is absolutely no need to worry about giving excessive iron to the children. In a healthy, normal child, the body will absorb and retain the only amount it needs to retain and the rest will thrown out of the body through normal bodily wastes. So don't worry too much about it, just make sure your daughter eats all the foods that you give her, freshly prepared at home, and remember, the key to everything is MODERATION!
Kalyani Nandurkar
Answered 6 years ago
Kalyani Nandurkar

Never i read about the deterioration of growth in children by iron.
But i found the following information from the web.
Iron is a potentially toxic heavy metal; an excess can cause cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses.
Other heavy metals, including lead and aluminum, are toxic; pans and dishes should be chosen carefully.
Iron causes cell aging.

Drinking coffee with iron rich foods can reduce iron's toxic effects.
Use shrimp and oysters, etc., to prevent the copper deficiency which leads to excess storage of iron.

Avoid food supplements which contain iron.

Take about 100 units of vitamin E daily; your vitamin E requirement increases with your iron consumption.
http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/iron-dangers.shtml
rambabu
Answered 6 years ago
rambabu

Iron is very useful for making blood. it is very beneficial to those children's in which less blood. My mother make all vegetable in "Iron Kadai" for keep us healthy
Karuna Sapra
Answered 6 years ago
Karuna Sapra

It is better to take with a advice of any doctor. Sometimes it may be harmful. as in this age the milk teeth break and some problem may arise to grow new teeth.
RAM PROSAD ACHARYYA
Answered 6 years ago
RAM PROSAD ACHARYYA

Oh this is something strange I have always real read minerals are good for health so is iron. Some people are adviced to take tablets containing iron for enhancing blood content.
Sanjeev Gupta
Answered 6 years ago
Sanjeev Gupta

I haven't heard or read anywhere that iron content food deteriorates growth in kids.But iron is good to increase the blood level, and doctors prescribe to anemic patients.
fazelath Imraan
Answered 6 years ago
fazelath Imraan

Iron became the blood stronger .Our body needs it very much. It is find in the fruits like apple and other leaves vegetables.
PREM LATA
Answered 6 years ago
PREM LATA

Yes,iron is very important to our daily life.To increase the blood iron is very important especially for kids.use jaggery in place of sugar,drink black grape juice & promogranate juice

Answered 4 years ago

Iron needs to be taken in smaller doses and in India most women have iron deficiency probably because their diet is not balanced...
usha manohar
Answered 6 years ago
usha manohar

The article must have mentioned about the high content that is present in any substance. During the growing year of a child it is necessary to provide him with adequate nutrients for his/her growth. As long as you are moderately providing all the nutrients, it’s no harm.
smriti jha
Answered 6 years ago
smriti jha

As usual, every ingredient which is necessary for our body can be as harmful if not taken in proper quantity. Children certainly need a dose of iron but excess is bad like everything else.
suni51
Answered 6 years ago
suni51

Iron is perhaps a very useful content to be taken in diet. Only when taken in excess, it is poisonous which quotes"Too much of anything is good for nothing."
V.Arunkumar
Answered 6 years ago
V.Arunkumar

iron is important for our body. It maintain hemoglobin. Defeciency of iron cause of anemia. It is very common in India. Iron is also must in our blood to circulate in our whole body.
anil
Answered 6 years ago
anil

I never heard this fact. I never give any food to kids that contain iron.
DIPU S KUMAR
Answered 5 years ago
DIPU S KUMAR

Iron is very useful content to humans it is required for increase of blood.
Sasikanth
Answered 6 years ago
Sasikanth

Iron increases blood doctors themselves suggest to make your kid eat spinach and other iron rich food as the growth rate is faster so it doesn't affect kids....
charmingkids17
Answered 6 years ago
charmingkids17

We all know the proverb 'too much of anything is good for nothing'. Similarly, the above food items if given in proper amount will not have any damaging effect on kids.
Mousumi Ghosh
Answered 5 years ago
Mousumi Ghosh

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