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12 Top Vegan Iron Sources

12 Top Vegan Iron Sources
If you are a vegan, what is the first argument you hear from meat-eating advocates? Well the sarcastic ones might say something about plants having feelings too, but the most popular rebuttal usually has something to do with iron. And yes iron is an essential mineral because it contributes to the production of blood cells. The human body needs iron to make the oxygen-carrying proteins hemoglobin and myoglobin. But just because you don’t eat meat doesn’t mean you’re going to wither away with anemia. However, anemia is not something to be taken lightly. Love This? Thanks for subscribing! Iron Requirements The Food and Nutrition Board at the Institute of Medicine recommends the following: Infants and children • Younger than 6 months: 0.27 milligrams per day (mg/day) • 7 months to 1 year: 11 mg/day • 1 to 3 years: 7 mg/day • 4 to 8 years: 10 mg/day Males • 9 to 13 years: 8 mg/day • 14 to 18 years: 11 mg/day • Age 19 and older: 8 mg/day Tips to get the most iron out of your food:

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10 Reasons Why We All Should Be Eating Ginger - Recipes Included By Trinity Bourne Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Ginger is a well loved, tried and tested, flavoursome spice that has been revered for a myriad of health benefits throughout the aeons. It is mentioned in ancients texts and has been prized by many different cultures as long as mankind can remember. Ginger is zingy and warming, with a distinctive zesty flavour and aroma. It comes in yellow, white and red varieties; we use the underground rhizome part of the plant…

Iron: Dark Chocolate Contains More than Beef? According to the website,, a one ounce serving of dark chocolate contains 19 percent of the US RDA for iron. Yet an ounce of beef sirloin only contains 3 percent. Is dark chocolate really that high in iron? Why hasn’t anyone told me this? Data from USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference shows: Chocolate, dark, 70-85 percent cacao solids, value per 100 grams is 11.90 milligrams of iron.

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Benefits of Fermented food Wondering what all the fermented food fuss is about? Sick of trying to figure out what probiotic supplement is best for your belly? Look no further than the back of your fridge where the often-neglected pickles and sauerkraut live. These delightfully tart foods (and many others) bolster bacteria in your gut and give your body the juice it needs to absorb nutrients. The infographic below is a quick but thorough guide to all your fermented food questions. This infographic originally appeared on HealthCentral

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The Ultimate List Of 40 High-Protein Foods! Pump up your protein intake, aisle by aisle, at the supermarket with's top 40 ultimate protein picks! Let us count the reasons we're obsessed with protein. For one, you need enough of this benevolent macronutrient to build and repair muscle. It also plays a role in revving fat-burning metabolism and reducing the hunger pangs that can lead to an attack on the vending machine. Additionally, protein works to slow the release of carbohydrates into your bloodstream, which can prevent the sudden spikes in blood sugar that are thought to encourage fat storage and sagging energy levels. Physique-minded individuals should seek out at least 1 g of protein for each pound of body weight to maintain and build muscle.

Gingery Miso Peanut Sauce Makes Everything Taste GOOD I like to make a big batch of this nutty, sweet, gingery sauce to use in lots of ways throughout the week – as the dressing for a rice bowl, as a sauce for baked tofu, as a dip for carrot and cucumber sticks, a marinade for grilled shrimp, and more. It does require a little slicing and dicing and the use of a food processor but it’s really pretty easy, especially if you are in the habit of washing your Cuisinart in the dishwasher. A little garlic, a lot of ginger, some nice, mellow white miso (you can use any kind you like, though), a good, organic, unsalted peanut butter, some soy sauce, a little sugar, and a few other things go into the food processor. Add a little hot water and blend until it’s smooth and creamy. If you want to take this in more of a Thai direction, add coconut milk, up the chili paste a bit and add some fish sauce.

Vegetarian Society - Factsheet - Iron In this fact sheet: Structure and function, Iron absorption, Sources of iron, Dietary requirements for iron Maintaining healthy iron levels is an important aspect of a vegetarian diet. Lack of iron is one of the commonest concerns people have in connection with vegetarian food and health.