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Source of Iron

Postby BanalityDUFF » Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:41 pm

yeah the old favourite, i cant be bothered looking up any threads etc

so what are decent sources of iron for women eating vegan? or is it pretty much you have to get a supplement or some fancy shiz?


tell me.

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Re: Source of Iron

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Re: Source of Iron

Postby melanie » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:54 pm

fortified stuff - breads, cereals, marmite, some soy milks
legumes (canned baked beans are a good cheap, quick option here)
tofu and tempeh
blackstrap molasses
dried apricots
seeds and nuts

If you do decide to take a supplement shop around between brands because the amount of iron they provide can vary quite a bit. I wouldn't bother with any under 12mg per serve. Don't take a supplement unless you know you are actually low in iron though (other than maybe if/while you have heavy periods, as the blood loss can make you low in iron) - get a blood test.

Avoid eating iron rich foods with caffeine or calcium rich foods because they inhibit the absorption. Do eat high iron with vitamin C rich stuff.

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Re: Source of Iron

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Re: Source of Iron

Postby pattymayonnaise » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:05 pm

Eric! :lol:

For a.. fresher.. source you could get your vampire skills on too.

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Re: Source of Iron

Postby vampire lezbos » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:14 am

Iron is needed by red blood cells to pick up oxygen in the lungs and carry it into the tissues. Angstrom Iron is a highly bio-available form of Iron which is easily absorbed into the blood stream, where it is needed most.

Iron is vital in helping the blood eliminate potentially toxic substances or larger sized iron particles in the blood and tissues. Iron is lost during menstruation or at times of heavy blood loss. As one of the most active elements in the human body, it is necessary to renew our supplies of iron every day. In order to access the highest levels of iron in the diet, take Angstrom Iron along with iron-rich foods such as raw, organic cacao nibs, cherries, and blackberries. Angstrom Iron offers an easy way to supplement our intake of iron-rich foods, providing a boost in our reserves of this vital mineral.

Iron falls under the direction of Cobalt in the body, and Angstrom Cobalt may be combined with Angstrom Iron for even higher rates of absorption. While Angstrom Iron is easily absorbed into the body when taken sublingually, our assimilation of this essential mineral may be greatly enhanced by combining it with foods high in Vitamin C. Combining Angstrom Iron with Camu Camu offers one strategy for assimilation in this way, as Camu Camu contains the highest levels of this immune boosting vitamin of any food known. ... /0615.aspx

Spinach has a sweet flavor and is rich in vitamin A, C, iron and calcium. Spinach tastes great eaten raw in salads. It makes great green drinks and sweetens green smoothies!

There are other super-foods out there, like maca. Maca is an incredible invigorator — an incredible aphrodisiac. It’s a very powerful food — you can live on it alone for quite some time. It’s one of the highest sources of iron of any food on the earth.

Dulse is a red seaweed with flat, fan-shaped fronds that grows from the temperate to frigid zones of the Atlantic and Pacific. Dulse makes a great addition to salads. This alkaline vegetable is an excellent source of iron and many trace minerals. It also contains iodine and manganese which activate enzyme systems. This seaweed is dry and keeps for many months. ... /0371.aspx

Manganese is a vital mineral for adrenal health, an assistant to iron and cobalt in oxygenating the blood, and a potent cognitive enhancer. As an aid to the adrenal gland and the endocrine system in general, the properties of Angstrom Manganese may be enhanced by combining it with any form of Maca, an ancient Peruvian Superfood long known for its abilities to increase stamina and help the body adapt to stress. Both Manganese and iron are mobilized by cobalt in the body, and this combination may lead to higher oxygenation of the blood, which then leads to improved concentration. ... /0616.aspx

dandelion, parsley, spinach, red colored fruits(cherries, berries, pomeganates, red flesh figs) ... #PPA183,M1

...pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, millet, parsley, almonds, dark leafy greens, molasses. Foods that are high in Vitamin C are also key to increasing the body's absorption of iron. ... &ct=result

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Re: Source of Iron

Postby Kerry » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:23 am

Quinoa (keen-wa) is a great food for vegetarians/vegans... Really high in protein (12-18%) and also high in iron, phosphorus, magnesium, fiber and amino acids. It's really tasty too.
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Re: Source of Iron

Postby kettles » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:05 pm

You're really tasty too.


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Re: Source of Iron

Postby Holiday Menthol. » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:10 pm

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