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Iron Absorption on a Vegan Diet – Part III

As I stated in Iron Absorption on a Vegan Diet – Part I, there is plenty of iron in a whole, plant based diet. The trick is absorption. In addition to adding vitamin C containing foods to your diet, another way to ensure that you are absorbing all the iron you need is to add garlic and onions to the mix. Continue reading

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Iron Absorption on a Vegan Diet – Part II

The popular media will tell you that vegans are likely to be iron deficient and at risk for anemia. This prompts many vegans, especially women to take iron supplements. While this may seem like the smart choice to avoid a deficiency, there is much research to prove the contrary. Before taking an iron supplement you may want to consider the potential risks listed below. Continue reading

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Iron Absorption on a Vegan Diet – Part I

There are many who believe that plants lack iron and therefore vegans are likely to become anemic. While it is true that anemia seems to be more common in the vegan population, it is not for a lack of iron … Continue reading

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