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Iron-rich Vegetarian recipes

Iron-Rich Vegetarian Indian recipes

Iron plays a very key role in producing hemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells to transport oxygen in the body. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia.

Reasons for low levels of iron could be due to:

When anemia develops due to deficiency or iron, you can have these common symptoms:

Iron deficiency leads to Hypothyroidism, where it slows the thyroid functioning in our body.

There are two types of iron. Heme-iron and no-heme-iron. Heme-iron is found only in meat, fish and poultry. Non-heme-iron is found in plants, legumes and nuts. Heme iron can be absorbed more easily compared to non-heme iron. For strict vegetarians, it is very important to take foods that are high in Vitamin C (citrus fruits, red and yellow Bell peppers and tomatoes). Vitamin C helps greatly in absorption of iron.

Here is a list of Iron-rich dietary resources

Note: For older people, overloading ourselves with too much iron can damage internal organs. Also, could increase the risk for diabetes and heart attack.

Iron-Rich Vegetarian recipes:

 

For vegetarians, vrg.org is an excellent resource to know various food that are iron-rich.

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Importance of Iron mineral in our diet, and iron-rich vegetarian recipes.
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