Myth Three: Vegans are lacking in iron

If it takes iron to grow a plant then the plant is made up of iron so your plant-based diet has iron.  So, m, not true. Another myth busted!

 Dried beans and dark green leafy vegetables are great superb sources of iron. And sure we all know the advantages - Iron absorption is increased by eating foods containing vitamin C along with foods containing iron. Well cool! 

Legumes:

lentils - (1 cup, boiled), 6.6 milligrams of iron,

soybeans - (1 cup, boiled), 8.8 milligrams of iron,

tofu - (1/2 cup), 3.4 milligrams of iron,

lima beans - (1 cup, cooked), 4.5 milligrams of iron

Grains: quinoa, fortified cereals, brown rice, oatmeal

 

Nuts and seeds:

pumpkin seeds - 1 ounce, about a handful0.9 milligrams of iron

sunflower -  (1 cup), 7.4 milligrams of iron,

sesame - (1 tablespoon), 0.4 milligrams of iron

 

Vegetables:

Brussels sprouts -  (1/2 cup), 0.9 milligrams of iron

Sun Dried Tomatoes: (1 cup), 4.9 milligrams of iron

collard greens - (1 cup), 2.2 milligrams of iron

 

More sources: blackstrap molasses, prune juice, pistacio, cashews, tempeh, swiss chard

There are so many more sources so do some more research and feast your body and mind.