anemia Archive

Why is spinach not a food rich in iron anymore?

Spinach is traditionally believed to be a food rich in iron. The bigger, older leaves even have a slight metal taste. While it is true that spinach has high levels of iron it seems to be another story if your body actually can use that iron and how much of it really ends up in your blood stream for hemoglobin production. Find out how to increase the iron absorption from spinach to prevent iron deficiency anemia.

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Are beans a great source of protein? Beans vs Meat

Studies have concluded many times that including more vegetables in your diet is the most important thing you can do for your health. If you’re reducing meat intake at the same time you’re helping your body even more. The fact is that proteins are important for our health and the highest sources of protein are found in meat. How can you still get enough proteins while reducing meat intake? Beans are one of the answers. But are beans a great source of protein and but how do they compare to meat?

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Prevent anemia in pregnancy

Most woman start pregnancy with a low iron storage in the first place. Check out how you can boost your iron intake in early pregnancy and avoid anemia later on during your pregnancy.

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