Iron-Rich Week

| April 21, 2006 | 0 Comments


Several years ago, I began having dizzy spells almost everyday. The culprit? An iron deficiency, not quite severe enough to be anemia, but bad enough to effect my daily life. At the time I was vegetarian. Although I had a diet that included iron-rich foods like beans and green leafy veggies, my body wasn’t absorbing the iron fast enough from those foods. As a result, and at the advice of a doctor, I decided to include meat in my diet again. It was a necessary evil because the body absorbs animal iron faster than plant iron.

Today I had another one of those spells again. I haven’t been getting enough iron lately, and need to up my intake through both plant and animal sources.

Hence iron-rich week.

I am going to be stocking up on great foods from this list today to help me with this and expect to be creating some exciting new recipes from my stock.

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Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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