Why do they bother fortifying cereals with iron?


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Apr2-09, 05:53 PM
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Doesn't milk block the absorption of iron?
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Only a little bit, you still get more iron from the fortified cereal.
Or you could just eat steak for breakfast!
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Apr2-09, 06:36 PM
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I wish I could eat stake every day... my favorite.

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Why do they bother fortifying cereals with iron?


Some of us don't put milk in our cereal, because it makes it soggy.
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Apr3-09, 10:04 PM
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My understanding is that the 'iron cycle' in people is incompletely understood, but our daily requirement is very low:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_iron_metabolism

You can 'recover' the iron in fortified cereal really easily (I used Wheaties)- crunch it up really well, add lots of water, and then stir the glop with a magnet. My kids and I did it one morning for fun.
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Some of us don't put milk in our cereal, because it makes it soggy.
Okay, I'll bite. What do you put in your cereal? If you eat it dry, what cereals?
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Mashed up banana is nice
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Mashed up banana is nice
Dry with mashed up banana? You folks are getting a bit weird on me. Still, I have cereal in the pantry, and bananas on the hanger.... Dare I?
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A small bowl of Musilex cereal with vanilla yogurt and fresh sliced strawberries or blueberries, sprinkled with two tablespoons of whey protein powder topped off with raisons is yummy and healthy.
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Dry with mashed up banana?
Granola or muesli works - cornflakes don't!
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wonderful! thanks for the info..

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Sep4-09, 06:23 AM
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On a serious note, women need more iron in their daily diets than men do. Because of our different physiology, men can in their middle years can develop hemochromatosis-iron overload, since they do not require as much iron. Because iron is added to more than just cereal and protein intake also increases iron; men should pay attention to their intake of iron. Taking a 'mens' multi-vitamin is better than a regular one as iron is not added to that formulation.


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