26 Jan Iron & the Lucky Iron Fish
Do you have troubles getting enough iron in your diet?
If you’re pregnant, vegetarian or a baby – even if you just regularly get your period…or are a picky eating toddler…the answer is probably yes.
Pregnancy nausea can bring challenges with swallowing large prenatal vitamins.
Vegetarians require 1.5x the amount of iron in their diet. The non-heme iron from vegetarian foods is not absorbed as well as the heme iron from meat.
And babies between the ages of 7-12 months need large amounts of iron to support fast growth. Unless you formula feed and offer fortified infant cereal multiple times a day, they’re probably falling short. Want to know more about how to make sure your baby gets enough iron? Read my blog post here.
So what’s the problem with having low iron? It can lead to decreased immunity, fatigue, troubles focusing, pale skin, weak hair and nails and even irreversible neurological defects in babies.
And iron deficiency is common. I’ve experienced it. So has my daughter. Along with 3.5 billion people in the world.
That’s why I think the Lucky Iron Fish is so neat! Developed in Canada, it’s a natural way to add more iron into your diet. Boil it in your stock, soup, teas or water with a bit of lemon juice to naturally infuse extra iron into your food and drinks.
I tested it out today and boiled my soup with the fish in it, as well as some water.The soup tasted normal. I thought the water might have a very slight iron taste, but if you add a bit more lemon juice, it would be fine.
Want to grab one or learn more?
Head over to my First Step Nutrition Facebook page to watch video or visit their website at: https://luckyironfish.com/