That said, there are two key things to keep in mind when worrying about iron, iron, iron.
- What are the iron rich foods?
- What will help my body absorb the iron?
Iron Rich Foods:
- Beans and Lentils
- Soy products
You see, the problem isn't finding vegan sources of iron. The real problem is that iron from plant based sources isn't absorbed by the body as well as the iron found in meat. Which brings us to what we can do to help the body absorb it.
Iron's Best Friend:
It's that simple. Coupling iron with vitamin C will allow your body to get the most of what you eat.
So, iron isn't this mystical, unobtainable mineral for vegans as people would like to think. Keep in mind, a lot of vegan products are fortified with iron, along with other vitamins and minerals that meat eaters think we're lacking in.