A client with a burn injury is transferred to the nursing unit, and a regular diet has been prescribed. The nurse encourages the client to eat which dietary items to promote wound healing?
1. Veal, potatoes, gelatin, and orange juice
2. Chicken breast, broccoli, strawberries, and milk
3. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, cantaloupe, and tea
4. Spaghetti with tomato sauce, garlic bread, and ginger ale
The client with iron deficiency anemia should increase intake of foods that are naturally high in iron. The best sources of dietary iron are red meat, liver, other organ meats, blackstrap molasses, and oysters. Other good sources of iron are kidney beans, whole wheat bread, egg yolk, spinach, kale, turnip tops, beet greens, carrots, raisins, and apricots. Pineapple, egg whites, and refined white bread are not rich sources of iron.