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Since the iron found in plants isn’t as efficiently absorbed as the iron in animal foods, a lot of us (and our freaker-outer-parents) wonder if we’ll be able to get enough iron on a vegan or plant-based diet.

Fortunately, for most of us eating a WHOLE PLANT FOOD diet, getting plenty of iron is easy and, as research shows, the iron found in plants is actually MUCH healthier for us, anyway!

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Research cited:
Heme-iron Increased risk of Heart Disease:
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/89/3/969.short
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/485095

Heme-iron and Type 2 Diabetes:
http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/30/1/101.short
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304416508001001
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0041641

Iron and Parkinson’s:
http://n.neurology.org/content/60/11/1761.short
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1471-4159.2003.01923.x

Iron and Alzheimer’s:
http://www.pnas.org/content/94/18/9866.short

Heme-iron and Colon cancer:
http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/59/22/5704.short

Iron and Oxidative Stress:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306987706006244



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