Iron Deficiency Due to CAFO-GMO Agricultural Farm Methods! Whether you follow a Plant- Protein based diet or consider chicken (fed GMO) tenders to be their own food group, everyone should make it a point to prioritize iron in their diet—especially women.
The mineral is an essential part of our red blood cells’ functioning, says Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, an Atlanta-based dietitian. “Without enough iron, often we might feel fatigued because the body has a harder time getting oxygen to where it needs,” she says. This is more common in women, because we regularly lose blood during our periods (making us more likely to be deficient).
What are the top ‘Pastured’ animal-based foods rich in iron?
Caveat-CAFO-GMO fed animals are ‘DISEASE-CAUSING” AVOID –
FIND A FARMER OR A BUTCHER WHO ONLY TAKES PASTURED ANIMALS! OR EAT WILD CAUGHT!
Iron that comes from animals is called heme iron, which Sheth says is more easily-absorbed by our body. Most animal products like chicken, fish, and even eggs have some amount of heme iron. However, certain animal foods pack more of an iron punch than others, including:
1. ‘PASTURED’ BEEF (any PASTURED animal) LIVER Iron content: 7 mg per three-ounce serving
We all know that red meat is a good source of iron, but the liver is really where the iron lives. Though it might not be your top pick, Moore says organ meat is the best place to get iron.
2. OYSTERS- Fresh raw, canned (with the packing RINSED & DRIED – to remove any bacteria killed in the canning process)
Iron content: 5 mg per three-ounce serving
Just three ounces of oysters can provide nearly half of your recommended daily intake of iron, Sheth says. “They’re especially a good option because they provide protein and iron at a lower calorie bang compared to some of the others,” she adds. (They’re an aphrodisiac too, so…have fun eating them!)
3. SARDINES – (with the packing rinsed- to remove any bacteria killed in the canning process) Iron content: 4 mg per cup serving
These salty little critters are a surprisingly good source of iron. They’re also rich in vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids, both of which support better mental and brain health.
4. ‘PASTURED’ BEEF-NOT CAFO-GMO – ‘DISEASE-CAUSING’! Iron content: 3 mg per three-ounce serving
Finally, PASTURED beef. Based on all the articles your mom sends you, you’d probably think this was the top source of iron. But a three-ounce serving gives you about 11 percent of the amount you need daily.
What about Plant PROTEIN -based iron foods?
Plant sources of iron
- Legumes – beans, GMO soybeans (AVOID) and lentils.
- Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach or kale.
- Non-GMO SPROUTED (Ezekiel) breakfast cereals & not Over-Milled (plant protein removed)
- Ancient Grains (low or no gluten) or pasta – NOT OVER-MILLED & made from Whole ‘Sprouted’ Ancient Grains!
Traditionally eight grains are considered cereals: (Always wise to soak & rinse to remove the seed locks & lectins (bitter to prevent predators) in the peel)
Not Over-Milled wheat (removes the Plant protein & leaves ‘disease-causing’ Refined carbs!, brown or wild rice, (corn GMO -Avoid), whole oats (not INSTANT OR QUICK), rye, barley (not pearled), millet & sorghum. Spelt, farro (Italian Rice for Creativity) or emmer and Kamut are types of heritage wheat. (not whole wheat (Unclean) or all-purpose flour – No protein!
Buckwheat, wild rice, amaranth, whole -not ground chia and quinoa are technically not true grains but are included here as they are grown and cooked in the same way.May 21, 2013
Here are 9 gluten-free grains that are super healthy & High Plant Protein – Unless Over-Milled! Read the Ingredients Label on Back!
- Sorghum. Sorghum is typically cultivated as both a cereal grain and animal feed. …
- Quinoa. Quinoa has quickly become one of the most popular gluten–free grains. …
- Millet. …
- Oats. …
- Buckwheat. …
- Amaranth. …
- Teff. …
- Corn. & SOY – AVOID UNTIL GMO IS BANNED IN US
More items…•Jul 26, 2017 9 Gluten-Free Grains That Are Super Healthy – HealthlineWhole-grain SPROUTED breads.
- Sprouted Pumpkin seeds.
- Dried fruits – apricots,, craisins and prunes. Avoid raisins(GMO) until GMO Banned!
Mar 2, 2017
Although you can absolutely get hit your iron needs with a plant-based diet, Sheth explains that only 2 to 20 percent of non-heme iron (the kind plants produce) gets absorbed. .
1. WHITE BEANS – all Beans & Pulses (Soaked to remove seed locks & lettings in the peel) Use a medium – salt or apple cider vinegar to prevent mold from forming. Iron content: 8 mg per cup serving
White beans are one of the highest unfortified sources of non-heme iron. (Sorry, chickpeas!) Consider using them in hummus or adding them to your salad for an added protein/iron booster.
2. LENTILS Iron content: 7 mg per cup serving
Lentils are a great source of plant-based protein while also providing 21 percent of your daily iron quotas—along with fiber, folate, and other important nutrients. Impressed, much?
3. SPINACH or Deep Green & Leafy Vegetables
Kale, mustard greens, collard greens, cabbage and broccoli are cruciferous leafy greens. Cruciferous vegetables are high in nutrients and contain glucosinolates, which inhibit the growth of certain cancers.Dec 12, 2018
Iron content: 6 mg per cup serving (boiled)
“Spinach is a good source of another plant-based source of iron,” says Moore. Popeye knew his stuff. She says cooked or canned spinach in particular has more iron than raw, “because it’s going to be ‘more concentrated’.”
4. DARK CHOCOLATE Iron content: 3 mg per one-ounce serving
As if you needed another reason to enjoy dark chocolate—just one serving counts for about 9 percent of your daily recommended intake if you’re a plant-based eater. It also has magnesium, making it a great sleep-promoting bedtime snack.
5. TOFU-AVOID UNTIL GMO IS BANNING in the US! TOXIC!
Heritage Soy -Iron content: 3 mg per half-cup (firm)
Tofu (if heritage) is one of the best plant-based iron foods, says Moore—just a half-cup offers up about 9 percent of your daily recommended intake if you’re a vegetarian. And often people eat closer to a cup in a sitting if diced, she says, bringing your iron count up to six milligrams.
Conventional Grocery Story Eggs are ‘Disease-Causing’ as are CAFO-GMO meats found in Grocery stores! Find a Farmer or Butcher shop that Custom feeds their Chickens & Ducks!
Non-GMO fed Eggs, PASTURED Red Meat, Liver & Giblets Are Top Sources of Heme Iron. Lots of animal proteins have heme iron, including Non-GMO fed chicken egg yolks (1 mg in two large egg yolks), red meat (2 to 3 mg per 3 ounces), Free range & not fed GMO poultry (2 mg per 3 ounces of dark-meat Non-GMO turkey), and Wild or Pastured pork (0.5 to 1 mg per 3 ounces).
Here are 11 healthy foods that are high in iron.
- Spinach. Spinach provides many health benefits for very few calories. …
- ‘Pastured’ Liver and Other Organ Meats. Organ meats are extremely nutritious.- –Unless they are ‘Disease-causing’ CAFO-GMO fed – in grocery stores! ‘High cholesterol, Alzheimer’s Plaque & other ‘Disease-Causing’ etc.
- Legumes. Legumes are loaded with nutrients. …
- Pastured Red Meat.-Not necessarily ‘muscle’ meat, but ‘bone-in’ with Nerve & connective tissue
- Sprouted & rinsed Pumpkin Seeds. …
- Sprouted & rinsed Quinoa. …
- Non-GMO fed Turkey.- CAFO-GMO turkey Disease-Causing – Find a butcher who has ‘Pasture’ raised Turkeys – not Fed GMO.
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The tips below can help you maximize your dietary iron intake:
- Eat lean PASTURED red meat: This is the best source of easily absorbed heme iron.
- Eat FREE RANGE & Not Fed GMO chicken and fish wild caught & not farmed & fed GMOI! These are also good sources of heme iron. …
- Consume vitamin C-rich foods: Eat vitamin C-rich foods during meals to increase the absorption of non-heme iron.
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Tips to Get Enough Iron
Eat Free range & not fed GMO chicken and fish: Wild-caught & not fed GMO! These are also good sources of heme iron. Eat a variety of them. Consume vitamin C-rich foods: Eat vitamin C-rich foods during meals to increase the absorption of non-heme iron. For example, some lemon juice drizzled over leafy greens will increase the amount you absorb.Jun 3, 2017
What foods are highest in iron?
Iron from animal sources is known as heme iron and is found in Pastured meat and fish not farmed & fed GMO!. Iron from plants is known as nonheme iron, and is found in certain vegetables (peeled if Suspected GMO) and Non-GMO (Sprouted) breakfast cereals.
- Beans (kidney, lima, Navy)
- Tofu. (Avoid until GMO is banned!) or sourced from Japan!
- Spinach. & Deep Green & Leafy Vegetables
- Whole (SPROUTED) wheat bread. – CAFO- is over milled removing the plant protein or the Lectins & Vital glutei (disease-causing) are ground into the flour!
- Peanut butter. Raw, Soaked & dehydrated to remove the allergy-causing mold!
- Roasted Peanut Butter causes ALLERGIES – SOME TOXIC!
- Brown rice. or any of the ancient grains: