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How do I get iron in a vegetarian diet?

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FunnyLittleFrog

Spinach and dark green vegetables.

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I think spinach, apricots, raisins, and lentil sprouts are all high in iron.

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There are vegetables with Iron, like Spinach for an example.

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Phlorence_602

Spinach, they are very bitter if you try them first, but you´ll get used to them :)

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Okay :)
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thanks and what place did you get in?!
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46th lol
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congrats :-D <------------creepy smile
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Phlorence_602
Ugh.
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Lots of possible sources of iron in a vegetarian diet such as:
* Fortified breakfast cereal/bread
* Green leafy vegetables (e.g. broccoli)
* Nuts (e.g. almonds)
* Dried fruit (e.g. raisins)
* Pulses (e.g. kidney beans, tofu)
* Sprouted beans (e.g. sunflower seeds)

Vitamin C is also useful to help absorb iron (e.g. citrus fruit, sweet peppers, tomatoes)

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Popeye's got the answer. Spinach is by far the best source of iron.

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dang you old enough to remember popeye
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Aside from the veggies mentioned, beans are rich in Iron. I recommend beans since they also provide protein and fiber.

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There's a food named yogurt-spinach... I don't like much but I know it's very healthy and is a reach source of natural Iron...

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Yogurt is bad enuff without introducing the idea of Spinach yogurt, ya gotta be kidding

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Or you could gnaw on the bumper if you have an old car, made when bumpers were made out of iron instead of plastic like they are now. And you'd be getting a bit of the trace element chrome also.
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Hahaha. Or you could put some rusty nails in an apple, let it sit over night and then eat the apple.
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Definately Spinach and other leafy greens

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Cook everything in an old cast iron skillet

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pinto beans. Extra: if you eat pinto beans and corn tortillas you make a complete protein, equivalent to eating steak!

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Spinach and broccoli

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I'd recommend iron supplements, if possible. Spinach does not actually contain more iron than your average leafy green, and anyone who believes otherwise has a poorly spell-checked chemistry textbook from the mid 1960's to thank for it. Pinto beans do have a bit, though not enough to supplement your lack of meat ingestion on its own. While I strongly recommend an omnivorous diet in combination with regular exercise, the way nature intended, for one to stay fit, I'd have to say that supplements are probably your best shot.

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beans, nuts

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by adding meat.

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Dark leafy green veggies like kale, spinach, turnip greens, collard greens, just to name a few.... Now the big question, are going to man up and eat all of these?????

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You don't need to, you can juice it all and throw in a couple apples and it tastes amazing, and you have gotten all the vitamins from it! :D
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Juicing is ok but more beneficial when eaten as is,,, you could steam them and get the fiber you need with them.
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Nope. when you heat them up, the enzymes are cooked out. The more you heat them, the more leave. They are their strongest and most beneficial when juiced, liquid form is the quickest way to get nutrients to your cells. And you can always use the pulp. Of course green veggies should be eaten on a regular basis, but most people won't actually eat the amount they eat, that's why I always recommend the juicing along with it :)
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Eat the amount they need* whoops :)
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the one vegetable which is rich in iron is brinjal. brinjal, spinach and indian daal.

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vitamins

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you can eat spinach

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Eat really dark organic molasses. Check the iron count before you buy it, some molasses brands have SOO much iron in them.

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And also as I said in a comment above, try juicing all of these dark greens, with a couple apples. It's the short cut way to get a lot of veggies and it tastes really good with apple in there.
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It would be wise for you to get a nutrition almanac. This would provide you with the information needed for how nutrients work with each other. Spinach, nuts and grains (chocolate too) contain Oxalic acid. This binds with magnesium and prevents absorption. Magnesium is necessary for proper functioning of the muscles, including the heart. It is also necessary for calcium absorption which is needed to harden bones and tooth enamel. Blackstrap Molasses contains iron and the B vitamins needed, especially B-12. I have read vegetarians can become deficient in B-12 because it is mostly found in animal protein.

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I have been a vegetarian for 30+ years. I have never had an iron deficiency. In fact, twice I have had too much iron in my system, per my doctor. B12 is the tricky one. In order not to take a supplement, you have to combine your foods in specific ways. Takes a little research.

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eat a hammer lol just kiddin

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SkylarTheBear

pills

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Green vegetables :-)

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iron pills

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you could always eat what you want and take a daily multivitamin with iron.

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vegetables but if you don't like that then iron pills

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Hi
I think green vegetable are very good for health.Bitter gaurd is best .

Thanaks.

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include vegetable leaves like spinach in your diet...

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