Pump That Iron

Iron deficiency is said to be the most common nutrient deficiency in the world, according to the Center for Disease Control.  And contrary to common attitudes, living a veg lifestyle does not mean you are going to be iron deficient.

We’re working hard every week to deliver iron-rich powerhouses to your door ever week.  Some of the ingredients that are solid plant sources of this essential nutrient include blackstrap molasses, red kidney beans, black beans, and even the collard greens.  Dark leafy greens, such as collards, kale, spinach, cabbage, and broccoli, are great sources for iron.  They also contain a lot of vitamin C, which when eaten with Iron rich foods, greatly helps the absorption of plant-based iron.

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Need more?  Dishes such as our Tex Mex Baked Beans have iron rich sources in the pinto beans, great northern beans, the whole soy tempeh, and the sweet potatoes.  Sweet potatoes also deliver that lovely vitamin C bump to help upload the nutrients into the bloodstream.

I hope you enjoy your meals this week. Eat up, and feel that iron pump into your blood stream, and the oxygen make its way throughout your body, invigorating your muscles and your mind.

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