Friday, March 22, 2013


            Happy Friday ladies, and let the weekend begin! I’m hoping you all had a good work/school week. In this blog we will be discussing the importance of iron, especially for women, since we tend to loose blood monthly. Iron deficiency (anemia) makes people tired, and I mean, much more tired than usual. This is, as you probably guess problematic. Feeling weak and fatigued doesn’t sound at all pleasing. So, how are we supposed to obtain iron? Well, let’s take a further look. 

Pills: If you don’t like your  veggies, you can get over the counter iron pills. This may be the ultimate route even for people who do eat their veggies. The reason for this is because you can take them with other morning supplements. If you are the type of person who always forgets to take your pills, do not worry; instead set a daily alarm for when to take them. Trust me, it will work out, I do it myself every time I want to remember something. 

Fruits and Veggies: A lot of people think that iron can just be found in veggies, but that not the case. There are in fact many fruits that carry iron, however, there is a catch….They must be dried fruits. It’s a weird concept, but dried fruit is still very much delicious. Here are some of the dried fruits you can eat, apples, apricots, pairs, raisins, and figs. When it comes to vegetables it’s good to eat asparagus, spinach, broccoli, olives, and parsley. These are just some of the most common fruits and veggies that contain Iron, there are many more.

Meats: Oh, what best way is there to obtain iron then by eating meats? They are loaded! And they contain a lot of protein as well. It’s a like a two for one deal. And let me inform you, that I’m not exclusively talking about red meat. Red meat of course contains a lot of iron, but other meats, such as chicken, turkey salmon, tuna, and clams also contain iron. So if you don’t like red meat, then you can eat chicken.

Other Iron Rich Foods: eggs yolks contain a lot of iron, of course is you have high cholesterol they are a no go. But if you don’t, cook your eggs sunny side up. Another great source of iron is beans, whether they are black beans, or refried. Lentils, similar to beans contain plenty of iron. Perhaps it’s time to have lentil soup?

            Okay ladies, as you can see there are a lot of way is which iron can be obtained. It’s all about eating right. And like I mentioned before women do tend to suffer more from iron deficiency (anemia) do to the loss of blood.  Therefore we must take extra care! I hope this blog was instructive. Have a great and wonderful Friday.

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