15 Tasty Recipes to Boost Your Iron Intake
Posted by Allison Day on January 27, 2017, http://www.foodnetwork.ca/heal.../#!beef-and-broccoli
Feeling tired? Low iron levels could be to blame. Iron is necessary for metabolizing proteins, fighting fatigue, improving athletic performance, as well as hemoglobin and red blood cell production.
A mineral, iron can be found in both heme (animal sources) and non-heme (plant-based) sources. Heme iron, like the kind found in beef, is more readily absorbed than non-heme iron, like the kind found in lentils, though both require vitamin C for proper uptake, which can be as simple as a squeeze of fresh lemon on your meal.
The following iron-rich recipes deliver on taste, nutrition and weeknight ease, with options from breakfast to dinner for both vegetarians and omnivores alike.