25 Jun '14, 8pm

If you’re a vegetarian athlete, you may wonder how much iron you need: #runners #health #iron

If you’re a vegetarian athlete, you may wonder how much iron you need: #runners #health #iron

As a vegetarian athlete, I’ve always paid close attention to my diet to ensure I get a proper mix of nutrients. For the longest time, I heard from everyone around me the best bet for getting iron in my diet was red meat. Even during my pregnancy, my family urged me to add steaks and other foods to my diet to fill the perceived gap and avoid dreaded anemia. Iron – through the protein hemoglobin – is responsible for carrying oxygen from our lungs throughout our entire bodies. It also creates red blood cells, transports electrons (releases energy from cells), and is part of an overall healthy immune system. In the case of runners, specifically, low iron levels “can impair aerobic metabolism by decreasing the delivery of oxygen to tissues and reducing the capacity of muscles to use oxygen for the oxidative production of energy.” If you’re a vegetarian athlete, you may wonder h...

Full article: http://blog.walkjogrun.net/2014/06/25/sources-of-iron-for...

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