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Iron Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Iron.

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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

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

Getting Ready to Eat for Two

Thinking about pregnancy? Whether you’re aiming to get pregnant next year or in the next few months, you should be getting ready now. This is the time to take inventory of your nutrition habits and make necessary changes that will promote good...  Read more

Whipped out my brand new second hand waffle iron a
Updated 8/16/2015 3:08:38 AM

Whipped out my brand new second hand waffle iron and made bran waffles! Nom Nom...  Read more

Calcium and Iron and Tracker
Updated 5/20/2015 9:28:05 PM

I added calcium and iron to my tracker, but I don't think it is picking up what I am eating. Some of the things I know are in my favorites and I input the calcium and iron myself. What do I need to do to have the nutrition tracker recognize them? ...  Read more

If it isnt from illness or iron deficiency
Updated 4/28/2015 1:44:51 PM

than what could it be from? My doctor told me the results of the blood tests, everything is normal, iron is normal, but the blood tests results indicated I am anemic. I dont eat much red meat. The anemia is definitely NOT from any illness at al...  Read more

Iron/metal dumb bells vs silicon covered/plastic
Updated 4/29/2015 6:12:30 AM

I've been reading about the difference online and I'm more confused than ever. Do the iron/metal dumb bells provide the same benefit as the silicon covered ones? What are the pros and cons of each? Thanks!...  Read more

Can low iron cause you to be hungry all the time?
Updated 4/21/2015 8:51:49 PM

Can low iron cause you to be hungry all the time?...  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

Uses For Salt For Laundry

1.Remove perspiration stains - Add four tablespoons of salt to one quart of hot water and sponge the fabric with the solution until stains fade.2.Brighten colors - Wash colored curtains or washable fiber rugs in a saltwater solution to brighten the c...  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 nutr...  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

This week I had a chance to talk with a dear friend of mine that lives several states away. One of the things I love about this friend is that she is ALWAYS positive, ALWAYS doing something challenging and fun, and ALWAYS brings out the best...  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