Feeling constantly tired, experiencing brain fog or generally lacking a zest for…
Feeling constantly tired, experiencing brain fog or generally lacking a zest for life? There could be many reasons for that, but one of the most common reasons is anaemia. Now, non-genetic anaemia is not necessarily always due to low iron levels, it could also be due to low levels of vitamin B12 and folate. If you’re eating a plant-exclusive diet, you’ll definitely need to supplement vitamin B12. When it comes to iron and folate, you should be able to get enough from food even if you eat a plant-exclusive diet unless you have an underlying medical condition or issues with your gut that prevent you absorbing nutrients properly.
This giant couscous, kale, pumpkin seed, and black bean and 🍅 salsa bowl is rich in iron and folate. Pumpkin seeds and black beans are excellent sources of iron, while kale is a great source of folate. Lime juice (in the salsa), tomatoes and kale are excellent sources of vitamin C, which promote iron absorption. Sprinkle some nutritional yeast on top of this and you’ll get a vitamin B12 boost. Eat like this regularly and may be able to heal your anaemia naturally, as long as you don’t have a genetic cause and/or nutrient malabsorption issues. ⚠ As always check with a qualified medical professional or registered dietitian/ nutritionist before making drastic changes to your diet.
✨Recipe serves 2💫
120g black beans, cooked
150g piccolo cherry tomatoes, diced
½ small red onion, finely diced
Medium handful coriander, finely chopped
2 teaspoons lime juice
½ small red chilli, finely chopped (optional)
1 small garlic clove, finely minced
Black pepper, to taste (optional)
1 avocado, halved
100g kale, steamed with a pinch of salt or vegetable broth
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