Here are some ways to get iron from vegetables:
- Eat leafy greens: Spinach, kale, collard greens, and Swiss chard are all excellent sources of non-heme iron.
- Include legumes in your diet: Beans, lentils, chickpeas, and tofu are all good sources of iron and can be easily added to soups, stews, and salads.
- Consume fortified foods: Some breakfast cereals, plant-based milk, and other fortified foods may be good sources of iron.
- Pair iron-rich foods with vitamin C: Consuming foods high in vitamin C, such as oranges, strawberries, or bell peppers, can help improve the absorption of non-heme iron.
- Cook with cast iron cookware: Cooking food in a cast iron pan can help increase the iron content of your food.
It’s important to note that while non-heme iron can be obtained from a variety of plant-based foods, the body may not absorb it as efficiently as heme iron, which is found in animal products. It’s a good idea to talk to a healthcare professional if you have concerns about getting enough iron in your diet.
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