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Iron on a Vegan Diet??

So my school is having a blood drive tomorrow and someone posted that people who are giving blood need to eat a lot of meat today and tomorrow in order to get iron.  But do you really need meat to get iron?

Plant-based forms of Iron:

Soybeans,cooked 1 cup=8.8mg
Blackstrap molasses 2 Tbsp=7.2mg
Lentils, cooked 1 cup=6.6mg
Spinach, cooked 1 cup=6.4mg
Tofu 4 ounces=6.4mg
Bagel, enriched 1 medium=6.4mg
Chickpeas, cooked 1 cup=4.7mg
Tempeh 1 cup=4.5mg
Lima beans, cooked 1 cup=4.5mg
Black-eyed peas, cooked 1 cup=4.3mg
Swiss chard, cooked 1 cup=4.0mg
Kidney beans, cooked 1 cup=3.9mg

So you can easily get iron from plants. When I’m charting what I eat in chronometer I find that I’m getting more than enough iron.

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Sources:

http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/iron.php

Author:

Passionate vegan. Catholic.

One thought on “Iron on a Vegan Diet??

  1. Wow! Seriously someone posted that you should eat meat to get iron to give blood? That’s very funny! As you have indeed noted, iron in much healthier (and without all the cholesterol) forms are widely available on a vegan diet! I know what I’d much rather be eating! 🙂

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