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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

Ways to get iron in diet
Updated 11/7/2014 10:54:27 PM

I found out that I am slightly anemic a few days ago and my doctor recommeded taking an iron supplement. What can I do food wise to add more iron? I have been told that red meats and spinach supposedly help with iron. Beyond that I don't know. Any su...  Read more

Future Iron(wo)man
Updated 10/28/2014 10:54:26 AM

Hey, My name is Julia. I am working on completing my first Ironman. I attempted my first half and I failed. I am going to work on the nutrition, motivation, and physical aspects and hope to complete this goal next season. I also hope to m...  Read more

Burning calories while ironing
Updated 7/31/2014 7:12:32 PM

Does anyone count activity points for standing up and ironing? I just ironed for 2 hours, and surely burned more calories than if I'd just been sitting in a chair... but it isn't included on the fitness charts....  Read more

High Iron intake
Updated 5/22/2014 5:08:12 PM

Every time I run a nutrition report, the amount of iron is high. My goal is 100-150 and I end up over than. I believe most of that comes from iron-fortified cereal. For example, this morning I had 2 cups of Cheerios and hit 90 percent of my iron j...  Read more

Nutrition Goals: Iron over 50 Question
Updated 10/4/2014 1:23:09 AM

I've had the dietary goal of eating enough iron in my nutritional tracker for years now. Today is my birthday, and I'm now 50 years old. 44 383 475 My understanding is a woman's iron needs over 50 decrease. Does the nutrition goal automati...  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