Fiber and Iron


Fiber

Did you know a small pear has 9% more fiber than five dried prunes? It’s not just about fiber to get things moving in the right direction—it’s about hydration and fiber. Especially if you’re constipated, make sure you’re drinking enough water. Otherwise, you’re just stuffing fiber on top of medications, etc—and none are making progress in exiting your body!

Iron

Watermelon is higher in iron than beets. Green peas, and green beans too. So are black beans, brown, white – they are all high in iron. If you eat meat, beef is higher in iron and protein than most other meats. Take vitamin C with calcium, and vitamin C with iron—but don’t take calcium with iron. Calcium blocks iron absorption, vitamin C enhances absorption of calcium and iron.

 

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