Iron-Rich Foods to Combat IDA During Pregnancy

A Food Guide to Combating IDA

Iberet® Folic 500 has iron and folic acid, vitamin C and vitamin B complex and its speciality designed for treatment of IDA during pregnancy. Since many pregnant women have nausea, acidity and vomiting. To overcome this, Iberet® Folic 500 also features Gradumet® Technology for optimum iron absorption while being gentle on the stomach.

While the supplements will provide the excess iron required, it is also important to maintain a good, balanced and iron-rich diet. This is important for you, your developing baby and an overall healthy pregnancy.

A Food Guide to Combating IDA gives details of iron-rich foods and diet management to optimize iron absorption. It is not just beneficial for iron uptake but ensures a healthy nutritious diet. In addition to that, you can include certain food habits to fulfil your daily iron requirement.

Include at least one
Include at least one iron-rich food every meal and even in your snack.
Do not forget your Vitamin C - citrus juices and vitamin C
Do not forget your Vitamin C – citrus juices and vitamin C rich vegetables like tubers, cabbage, carrots or cauliflower.1 You may want to reduce citrus juices if you are suffering from heartburns.
No milk products
No milk products with iron-rich foods.2
Choose fortified rains and cereals
Choose fortified grains and cereals.3

Be mindful of what you eat during pregnancy. Remember, a healthy mother equals a healthy baby!

Recommended for iron supplementation for pregnant women.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.


1 Teucher B, Olivares M, Cori H. Enhancers of iron absorption: ascorbic acid and other organic acids. Int J Vitam Nutr Res Int Zeitschrift fur Vitamin- und Ernahrungsforschung J Int Vitaminol Nutr. 2004;74(6):403-419. doi:10.1024/0300-9831.74.6.403.

2 Lynch SR. The effect of calcium on iron absorption. Nutr Res Rev. 2000;13(2):141-158. doi:10.1079/095442200108729043.

3 Iron Deficiency Anemia. Assessment, Prevention, and Control. A Guide for Programme Managers. World Health Organisation; 2001.

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