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Iron Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Iron.

The Real Benefits of Iron

Energy. We want it, we need it, but we don’t always have it. When we’re energized, the impossible seems doable and  your hectic life feels like smooth sailing. So what essential part of your diet helps increase your energy as its mai...  Read more

Perks of Donating Blood

When you give blood, you give a priceless and precious gift. According to the American Red Cross, someone needs blood in the United States every two seconds, and a single car accident victim can require up to 100 pints. Each donation can help sa...  Read more

7 Key Nutrients Vegetarians Need to Watch

There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body...  Read more

5 Diet Mistakes That Derail Your Workouts

Your diet may be the missing link in your training plan. Here are some common nutrition mistakes that many athletes and exercise enthusiasts make that can negatively affect performance. (Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with the solutio...  Read more

8 Exercise Energy Zappers

The scene seems right. An up-tempo song blasts through the speakers around the room. All around you, people race on the treadmill and grunt as they lift weights. An upbeat personal trainer stands nearby, ready to assist at a moment’s notice. So...  Read more

I don't think I'm eating enough iron. I'm craving
Updated 7/17/2016 12:28:33 PM

I don't think I'm eating enough iron. I'm craving meat....  Read more

Eating today for high iron... want to donate blood
Updated 7/5/2016 10:55:49 AM

Eating today for high iron... want to donate blood. Only supplements in the house are Children's chewables. They are not tasty!...  Read more

Ate homemade pancakes off Hillbilly Cast Iron face
Updated 7/4/2016 10:47:53 AM

Ate homemade pancakes off Hillbilly Cast Iron facebook page and expected some nutrition facts, but when i looked, there were none. Any suggestions on how to record it? Short stack, 3 pancakes...  Read more

Flat ironed my hair today so I could feel good tod
Updated 6/29/2016 7:31:40 AM

Flat ironed my hair today so I could feel good today. But it's so darn muggy out, that it's poofy. Ya. Lovely. :)...  Read more

Is it possible to track iron intake on the app?
Updated 6/29/2016 8:08:20 AM

Is it possible to track iron intake on the app?...  Read more

Ironing on the Fly

Need to iron just the collar or button placket on a blouse or shirt quickly and not have to drag out the ironing board, iron, and wait for the iron to heat up? Use your flat iron (hair straightening iron)! My new flat iron heats up really fast and ir...  Read more

Kiwi dried fruit good source of iron

I sometimes have a problem donating platelets due to low iron count. I have discovered dried kiwi fruit is a perfect snack for boosting my iron. 3-4 pcs. are 165 cal. with 25% iron for day. Tastes great too! I eat them for a week or two and a han...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

Iron Foods Can Energize Your Body

Minerals work throughout the body to regulate processes and provide structure. Iron while an essential trace mineral, is not widely talked about. Because it can frequently be low and zap your energy, let's take a closer look at this essential nut...  Read more

The Weight Loss Key You May Be Missing

In my younger days as a high school and college athlete, eating right and being active allowed me to maintain a consistently healthy weight. Working as a Registered Dietitian and maintaining an active lifestyle allowed me to maintain that health...  Read more

Iron Sharpens Iron - Joel and Victoria

Today's Scripture:"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."(Proverbs 27:17, NIV) One of the best things I've learned is that God does not bring people into our lives so that we can make them just like us. God loves variety and He wa...  Read more

Most Cancer Patients Should Not Take Multivitamin with Iron or Iron Supplements

I recently attended two presentations by a nutritionist at my local Cancer Support Community. At both, she mentioned that most cancer patients should not take multivitamins with iron nor iron supplements unless prescribed by your doctor (usually for...  Read more