Nutrition – Vegetable sources of IRON

IRON

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

Eggs

Pumpkin, Sunflower and Sesame Seeds

Baked Potato

Broccoli Stalk

Bread, Bran Muffin and Rice

Dried Apricots

Spinach

Wheat germ

Peanuts, Pecans, Walnuts, Pistachios, Almonds and Cashews

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One thought on “Nutrition – Vegetable sources of IRON

  1. I totally agree about the Iron deficiency.. I think thats where I went wrong many years ago when I went total veggie for 2 yrs.. Ive learnt alot since those early days.. and make sure now my Iron intake is there… Great advice!

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