Like protein and calcium, many people worry they won’t get enough iron without consuming animals. And, like protein and calcium, the fact is we can get all the iron we need from plants.

Plant-based iron is healthier because our body absorbs it when needed, whereas iron in meat gets absorbed whether needed or not, which can sometimes lead to iron overload which has been associated with several health risks.

4 Health Risks of Excess Iron

Consuming too much iron can increase your risk of:

  1. Alzheimer’s
  2. Heart Disease
  3. Diabetes
  4. Cancer

People eating a plant-based diet do not have higher rates of iron deficiency. In fact, vegans get all of the iron they need. That’s because we eat a lot of iron-rich foods.

  • Beans

  • Leafy Greens

  • Dried Fruit

  • Quinoa

  • Sunflower Seeds

  • and more!

You can get all the iron you need from plants!

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