Top 3 Ways to Get Iron as A Vegan


Oh, the irony!

Well, there’s not really any irony here, it’s just a pun, iron deficiency is legit a concern for vegans.

We feel you though, not getting enough iron can make you feel just like that pun, weak.

But it doesn’t have to be that way, vegans can easily get the iron they need from both diet and supplements.


1

Eat Iron-Rich Foods

You don’t have to eat meat to get iron. Eat actual iron and get more iron than meat, job done!

Wait, no, do not do that. That’s not how it works, like at all.

Plenty of foods in the vegan diet are rich in iron though, we’re talking chickpeas and other beans, tofu, cashews, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, kale, dried fruit, etc. Ensure you’re getting your fill of those irony foods each day.

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2

Eat Vitamin C and Iron at The Same Time

Science alert: vitamin C affects how your body absorbs iron and without it your body has a hard time storing the iron you eat. It’s like how the rest of the cast of Friends made it easier to absorb Phoebe.

And this little trick isn’t hard to do, one quick example of a way to boost your vitamin C intake would be to have a glass of orange juice while eating fortified cereal in the morning. Delicious AND nutritious.

3

Use A Cast Iron Skillet

This is pretty gnarly, check it, cooking your food in a cast-iron skillet will add more iron to your food.

Not just some negligible, insignificant amount either. This is some legit iron and it’s especially true if you’re cookin’ up some acidic stuff like tomato sauces.

You’ll absorb dramatically more iron, lowering your risk of anemia.

Our weekly top 3 posts will give you tips, useful lists and hopefully help with your vegan cooking, or just provide some inspiration!

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