Since meat is traditionally thought of as the main source of iron, vegetarians need to find different sources to help them reach their recommended amount of iron each day. Adopting a vegan or vegetarian diet has MASSIVE health benefits taking your functionality and vitality to new and improved levels.

However since us vegans/vegetarians do not consume meat, thankfully iron can be supplemented in natural ways!


Why taking Iron is SO Important

Iron is an essential mineral that makes much-needed myoglobin and hemoglobin that carrying oxygen throughout the body. A diet lacking the appropriate amount of iron can cause an iron deficiency condition known as anemia. Veg-Iron provides the body with the iron it needs while promoting red blood cell production and functioning.

Because I am on the go, it is hard to ensure I have the right amount of iron intake daily so currently I am taking Veg-Iron from Greeniche Natural Health once a day. This is the only vegetarian iron supplement out there on the market that’s also stomach friendly!


However, there are other sources of veg-iron afforded to us by Mother Nature herself that can be incorporated into your daily diet! Check them out

30 Natural Sources of Veg-Iron

Raisins

Soy Beans Lentils

Pinto Beans

Tofu

Whole Wheat Pasta

Black Beans

Brown Rice

Broccoli

Lima Beans

Peas

Cooked Spinach

Black-Eyed Peas Brussels Sprouts

Oatmeal

Dried Peaches

Arugula

Sunflower Seeds

Kale

Sesame Butter (Tahini)

Pumpkin Seeds

Collard Greens

Potatoes

Dried Thyme

Dried Apricots

Strawberries

Sun Dried Tomatoes

Molasses

Quinoa

Prune Juice

***Tip: Cooking acidic foods in iron pots can actually increase the iron content in your foods!

So cheers to your health because when we love our bodies, our bodies will most certainly love us back!

How do you get your daily intake of iron? Let me know below

Namaste!

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