Iron is a healthy part of a balanced diet. Iron helps to move oxygen around the body, and plays a part in muscle function and building DNA. Of course, for women of a certain age, making sure we get enough iron is important.
Most of us think we get iron from red meat, and that’s true, but it’s not the only source. Here are some other sources for those of us who aren’t crazy about eating meat.
Keep in mind- plant based iron is harder for the body to absorb. Vitamin C helps that process, so eating a plant high in vitamin C at the same time will aid in absorption.