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Iron that comes from animal products is not good for humans because it gets stored by the body as ''iron reserves," but the human body cannot use that kind of iron properly, and it has been linked to diabetes, heart disease and other health problems (especially heme iron that's found in red meat).

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Why Do We Need Iron in Our Bodies?

Good sources of non-heme iron - Plant sources of iron. Find out how to get more iron in your diet - whether you eat meat or follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, these are brilliant sources of iron!

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Organic Beetroot fight anemia & are filled with iron. Helps in repairing & reactivating red blood cells, increasing oxygen to all of the body. Vitamin C in tomatoes along with lycopene helps absorption of iron. Apple & dates boosts iron levels from the Vit. C & helps the body to absorb non heme-iron. Pomegranates contain a rich source of iron & Vitamin C & improves blood flow. Calcium hinders the absorption of iron; avoid high-calcium foods for a 1/2hr before/after eating iron-rich foods.

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Blackstrap Molasses is a good source of IRON and is very effective for women who are at major risk of iron deficiency due to blood loss. With no fat and very little calories, molasses is a BETTER ALTERNATIVE for filling up iron content in the body as compared to other fatty sources like red meat. #dherbs #healthtips

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Bubblegum Unicorn Hama Bead Earrings

Just finished making these *adorable* bubblegum pixel unicorn earrings! I hope you like them Available in four supercute pastel colours, or as a full set (two pairs). Click on the Etsy tag for more photos and info!

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Top 10 Foods Highest in Iron - very informative. Useful info about different forms of iron & what helps or hinders absorption.

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<3 Eat Your Iron! <3 Check out http://livelovefruit.com/2012/09/eat-your-iron-veggie-edition/ for more information on iron-rich foods, what foods increase iron absorption and why heme iron in large amounts can be dangerous

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