16 May

I know several women who have been anemic at one point or another — incidentally, omnivores — so these suggestions from Martha should be of interest to all women not just vegetarians.

When I was pregnant several years ago I had a horrible compulsion to eat ice. (At the time I didn’t realize this is a symptom of an iron deficiency). I was already taking prenatal vitamins, yet I was still low on iron.

And just recently I discovered that my ferritin levels are low. I’m not exactly sure what that means, however my physician explained that my stored iron is low, which suggests I do need more iron. Martha’s suggestions are helpful, however,  I already include those foods in my diet (although there’s only so much spinach and kale I’ll eat — not a fan.). Looks like it’s back to the iron supplements.


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