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Where foods can supply you with iron if you are a vegetarian?

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Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Beans/Green Leafy

Dried beans and green leafy vegetables are a good source of iron.
Examples include: soybeans, lentils, black beans, and spinach, swiss chard, turnip greens.

In brief: Beans/Green Leafy

Dried beans and green leafy vegetables are a good source of iron.
Examples include: soybeans, lentils, black beans, and spinach, swiss chard, turnip greens.
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Dr. Cassandra Lee
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In brief: Dark green leafy

Dark green leafy vegetables, like spinach, brocoli, collards are all high in iron.

In brief: Dark green leafy

Dark green leafy vegetables, like spinach, brocoli, collards are all high in iron.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Basically none

Propaganda posters show tofu, peanut butter, beans and molasses as being "excellent sources of iron for vegetarians.
" It's baloney The truth is that a young woman wanting to get her 18 mg RDA would need to take 20 tablespoons of "healthy blackstrap molasses" or 16 serving of broccoli to have a chance. Vegetarianism is the moral high ground but it's extremely dangerous if you don't supplement.

In brief: Basically none

Propaganda posters show tofu, peanut butter, beans and molasses as being "excellent sources of iron for vegetarians.
" It's baloney The truth is that a young woman wanting to get her 18 mg RDA would need to take 20 tablespoons of "healthy blackstrap molasses" or 16 serving of broccoli to have a chance. Vegetarianism is the moral high ground but it's extremely dangerous if you don't supplement.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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