Rich foods like strawberries, blueberries, and apples are packed with iron.
And the best part is, those foods are good for you, too.
So, why not plant your own?
In a previous article, we discussed the importance of choosing the right fruits and vegetables.
Today, we’ll discuss how to plant a diverse garden to ensure you’re getting the nutrients you need.
To help you along, we’ve rounded up the best plants for iron rich diets, including blueberries and apples.
The best places to buy and plant these vegetables are below, but you can find plenty of recommendations on Amazon.
If you’re interested in the science behind these foods, you’ll want to check out this article on the Iron in Food project, which aims to find out what iron in the foods you eat makes you healthier.
In the article, researchers at Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin report that a diet rich in red and processed red meats, like chicken, ham, pork, and beef, has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke.
The same study also found that people who ate a lot of processed red meat were more likely to be overweight and have metabolic syndrome (the metabolic syndrome, or a higher body mass index, also called metabolic syndrome), which is associated with high blood pressure and diabetes.
To make it even easier to get the nutrients and minerals you need, check out our roundup of 10 nutrients you should be eating, which include spinach, kale, and other healthy plant foods.