Not enough Popeye in your diet? Hit the spinach. Our favourite iron rich compadre. But spinach is not the only iron rich swinger in town.
A lack of Iron can be a real problem for veggies. It can make you feel lethargic and a low iron diet can lead to more serious problems further down the line.
Over 90% of Indians are anaemic. With the majority of 1 billion plus Indians being vegetarian, it’s a reminder that a vegetarian diet is not necessarily a healthy one!
Iron helps you to produce haemoglobin which helps red blood cells carry oxegen to the tissues. 20% of women and 3% of men do not have enough iron in them.
Most dietary iron is non-haem iron, harder to digest that the iron in meats.
Know your iron rich veg foods (in descending order):
Most Lentils and Beans
Pumpkin, Sunflower and Sesame Seeds
Bread, Bran Muffin and Rice
Peanuts, Pecans, Walnuts, Pistachios, Almonds and Cashews