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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

Iron Out Infertility

In order for pregnancy to occur without some type of medical intervention, a woman’s ovary has to release an egg, or ovulate. Failing to ovulate is one of the leading causes of infertility—second only to a blockage of the fallopian tubes....  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

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

Nutrition Goals: Iron over 50 Question
Updated 4/12/2014 7:31:45 PM

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

Too much iron or too little
Updated 4/6/2014 1:22:24 PM

If I don't take a one a day vitamin, I come up short on iron getting 30-60. If I take the vitamin I get over 150 and once in the 190's. The one a day has 100percent RDA iron. Should I just take one every other day? When I am done with the bottle...  Read more

getting more folate, niacin and iron?
Updated 2/17/2014 10:49:15 AM

So I've got micronutrients on my nutrition tracker, and I'm consistently low on niacin, folate and iron. Suggestions on increasing these without increasing my calorie count?...  Read more

Floradix (liquid iron supplement)
Updated 1/10/2014 5:58:05 AM

Hello, I have had a bad fever/cold and as my appetite is not too good I was wondering if it is ok to take floradix a liquid iron supplement?...  Read more

Iron Supplements
Updated 1/25/2014 3:02:43 PM

So I have not been able to take iron supplements since I was young. Which means I have to get the iron only from food. I don't like liver. So was just wondering what can I eat that will give me the most iron. Thank you...  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

Iron Maidens

Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!...  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