This high Iron, low calorie smoothie will help you maintain a healthy diet during and after pregnancy. Especially if you are more susceptible to iron deficiency anemia like I was during my pregnancy. Find more recipes like this one at Mychicbump.com
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).
Tips to get the most iron out of your food: Eat iron-rich foods along with foods that contain vitamin C Tea and coffee contains compounds called polyphenols, which can bind with iron making it harder for our bodies to absorb it. Calcium also hinders the absorption of iron; avoid high-calcium foods for a half hour before or after eating iron-rich foods.