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.