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    I rarely eat meat and I apprehend these symptoms of Iron deficiency.
    I want to eat a lot more meat but the main problem I have is MONEY. My mother and definitely not I can afford to get meat more often. What ways can I eat more meat without spending too much money or are there any substitutes?
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    Chicken is fairly cheap.
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    (Original post by AnEvolvedApe)
    I rarely eat meat and I apprehend these symptoms of Iron deficiency.
    I want to eat a lot more meat but the main problem I have is MONEY. My mother and definitely not I can afford to get meat more often. What ways can I eat more meat without spending too much money or are there any substitutes?
    if the only reason you want to eat more meat is for the iron, you'd be better off buying spinach
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    (Original post by tengentoppa)
    Chicken is fairly cheap.
    I thought chicken didn't have a big iron content?


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    (Original post by aiyshaxo)
    I thought chicken didn't have a big iron content?


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    But it's cheap. Maybe one of these will do:

    http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/t...ron-rich-foods
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    Like the poster above said, you'd be much better off eating spinach. Coming from someone who has had anaemia, when I found out I was anaemic, I started eating spinach whenever and wherever I could. Spinach with pretty much every meal, and raw spinach at that. Now my iron levels are currently fine and healthy. Spinach is a really good, cheap alternative to red meat for the iron content.

    You can also take iron supplements or take liquid iron. My doctor had to prescribe me iron tablets since my iron levels were so low but they also really really helped.


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    (Original post by tengentoppa)
    But it's cheap. Maybe one of these will do:

    http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/t...ron-rich-foods
    Yeah, red meat is pretty expensive. That list is quite good what with things like eggs which you can also get pretty cheap.


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    Beef mince is available pretty cheaply, make a big batch of sauce with it, and you can bulk it up with vegetables etc. to help increase the quantity of sauce making it more economical.

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    Spinach and iron tablets are you
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    There's no getting around it, meat doesn't come cheap. But you absolutely must eat meat, everyone needs meat. It's delicious and extremely nutritious. Not the cheapest thing in the world, but then again it's not exactly what I'd describe as expensive. Set aside a budget for it, and start eating some chicken. Now.
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    (Original post by AnEvolvedApe)
    I rarely eat meat and I apprehend these symptoms of Iron deficiency.
    I want to eat a lot more meat but the main problem I have is MONEY. My mother and definitely not I can afford to get meat more often. What ways can I eat more meat without spending too much money or are there any substitutes?
    Eat more veg man!! Eat lots of kale and spinach and oranges (you need the vitamin C to absorb the iron) Beans/pulses are good too (lentils, chickpeas, Kidney beans, Black beans, Pinto beans). These are all super cheap!
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    Green veg and minced beef are pretty cheap, try butchers stalls on markets as they are often cheaper than supermarkets. You can make several meals from 1lb of mince, bolognese, lasagne, cottage pie, stew/casserole, home made burgers.
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    You could have fish as it is the essential one which in all meat food.
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    Also, chicken liver is cheap and a great source of iron. Fry it with onion and bacon, it's very nice.

    Edit: Your OP is unclear, have you been diagnosed with anaemia by a doctor? If you haven't, I suggest booking an appointment about your symptoms.

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