5 Plant-Based Sources Of Iron

As many of you know, I’ve struggled with iron deficiency for years. If you don’ know, you can read about my struggles in this article I wrote for SHAPE. Because of that, I think about iron on a daily basis and take iron supplements as part of my daily routine. Most people don’t need iron supplements, and you definitely shouldn’t take them unless prescribed by a doctor.

That’s just one of the things I covered in my latest video, as well as 5 plant-based sources of iron. It is totally possible to get enough iron on a vegan and vegetarian diet, and doing so is so extremely important for any athlete because iron is one of the major carriers of oxygen in the blood. Without enough of it, you’ll feel exhausted!

Here, I’m chatting about the two different forms of iron, how much you need in a day, what happens if you don’t get enough and 5 non-meat sources of iron. Let me know of any questions, and scroll below the video to pin this infographic for later!

5 Plant-Based Sources Of Iron, plus info about the two different forms of iron, how much you need in a day, what happens if you don't get enough. #iron #vegan #vegetarian

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7 Comments

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    Meme
    October 23, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Love this resource! I also struggle with my iron intake so this is a great way to incorporate more nutritious sources of iron into the diet!

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    Tawnie Kroll
    October 29, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Thank you for sharing this information! Much needed!

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    Meme
    October 31, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I love all of these foods so I shouldn’t be too deficient in Iron! Love this resource!

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    Liz Shaw
    November 4, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Iron is the most common nutritional deficiency. This is such an important and informative post- Thank you!

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    Lorie
    November 4, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Love this resource, I eat all but the tofu almost daily so I am not in bad shape!

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    Lindsey
    November 5, 2018 at 9:38 am

    I’ve been focusing on making sure I’m getting enough iron in pregnancy lately, so seeing these foods was perfect timing and a great reminder!

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    Emily Kyle
    November 6, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Love, love this infographic, it is so helpful!

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