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Where Do Vegans Get Their Iron?

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Posted September 22, 2010 by peta2 staff

So we all (hopefully) now know that protein is plentiful in a well-balanced, vegan diet. But I know some of you are probably wondering where we get our iron from … Well, I’m here to tell you that iron is in lots of tasty, healthy fruits and veggies.

For instance, great sources of iron include dried beans, dried fruits, dark leafy greens (like spinach—go crazy like Popeye), whole grains, nuts, seeds, soy products, and fortified cereals. FYI, Vitamin C-rich foods help you absorb iron, so it’s a good idea to chow down on yummy veggies that are high in both iron and vitamin C (like broccoli and bok choy).

Hmmm, now that we know some irony foods, let’s get to eatin’! Here are some simple, nom-nommy dishes that are packed with iron:

What are some of your favorite iron-rich meals?

Just keepin’ it real,
Sunny



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  • 1744 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I just chuck some spinach in my morning fruit smoothies!

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I disagree with going crazy on spinach. Too much is bad for you. It gives you kidney stone!

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    O work at a nutrition store and we sell a great iron supplement by Megafoods called Blood Builder that is vegan. The iron comes from alfalfa, beets and algae. Anemic people show us their before and after bloodwork and it works!

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    sounds very yummy :)
    I LOVE spinach, lentils, tofu, peanut butter, all dry nuts and of corse all those amazing veggie meat substitutes

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