Iron Rich Vegan Food

by | January 4, 2018

Iron Rich Vegan Food

Most iron is found in red blood cells where it is part of hemoglobin, which is what’s carries oxygen throughout the body. Vegans have an advantage regarding iron nutrition since dairy foods provide very little iron. Consuming too much milk and cheese displaces iron-rich foods from the diet, and dairy products actually set back  iron absorption. In young children, an over-reliance on cow’s milk is a possibly one reason for their high incidence of iron-deficiency anemia. Check out our list of iron rich vegan food for a boost!

Ask A Plant Based Dietitian is another excellent resource for parents looking to ensure complete nutrition for their family.

Vegan Food High in Iron


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