Today we’re talking PLANT-BASED IRON Iron deficiency is the most common mineral…
Today we’re talking PLANT-BASED IRON 🌿 Iron deficiency is the most common mineral deficiency in the world, and happens just as commonly to those who don’t follow a plant-based diet as those who do 💉 Iron is vital for healthy production of our blood, healthy nerve function and transporting oxygen to our cells, so you could say it’s pretty important ✨.
Plant-based foods contain non-heme iron, which may not be as readily available for our bodies to absorb as heme iron found in animal-based foods ✨ Luckily, we can increase our absorption of non-heme iron by eating iron-rich foods like lentils, beans and nuts with foods high in vitamin C, like red peppers, kiwi, citrus and broccoli 🥦 I love this @neu_terre iron supplement because it’s made with fermented koji and is completely plant-based 🙌🏼 If you think you might be iron deficient, please consult with your registered dietitian or doctor before you begin supplementing ✨.
I have so much more to say about iron- If you want to learn more, check out the blog post in the link in my bio! 💛