Tips & Tricks

Delicious Do-It-Yourself Steak Marinades

Kick your long weekend barbeque up a notch (or two or three!) with these simple but delicious home-made steak marinades. http://bit.ly/1N7uo7k #may24 #yummy #bbq Want more tips and tricks? Click here: http://theironmaiden.ca/tips-tricks/

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Quinoa Mixed with Chickpeas and Spinach Recipe

Looking for a simple recipe to up your iron intake, but don’t want to sacrifice time or taste?  Pack this quick cook dish − quinoa mixed with chickpeas and spinach − in your lunch and have your coworkers salivating! Added bonus? Quinoa, a tiny but powerful super grain, has twice as much fiber as many […]

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Gingerbread Smoothie

If you thought gingerbread was just a holiday classic, think again! This delicious treat can be enjoyed throughout the year to bring you a little extra iron whenever you need it most! Find the recipe here: http://bit.ly/1N7sC68 Want more tips and tricks? Click here: http://theironmaiden.ca/tips-tricks/

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5 Iron-Rich Snacks & Treats for Holiday Parties

The holiday season is upon us and this often means many parties, potlucks, and social gatherings. So, if you’re going to bring a yummy treat to share, why not give the gift of iron? Here are a few ideas for you: BLACK BEAN CAKE (1 cup black beans = 9.7 mg of iron) Substituting black […]

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School is (almost) out for the summer

Ring those bells. Next week is the last week of the school year! Did you know that kids are a risk group for iron deficiency? As your kids count down the minutes until the final bell, here are some tips to ensure your child is meeting their iron needs this summer: Got a picky eater? […]

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Let’s Talk Kids…

Children are our future, and we want to give them the best possible shot to be all they can be. However, you’d be surprised to find out that a good number of our young people are actually iron deficient! Based on small recent studies, it’s estimated that almost 12-64% of them are iron deficient! Is […]

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Iron Intake on Summer Weekends

Summer is here! Like me, I’m sure you’re ready to say goodbye to winter and finally enjoy the hot weather.  As we head into summer weekends, here are some ideas on ways to enjoy the food, fun and sun while making sure you and your family are keeping up your iron intake. Enhance Absorption with […]

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Top 12 Iron-Rich Foods for Vegans & Vegetarians

Even though you may not be eating meat – or as much meat as the average person – iron deficiency doesn’t have to be a problem. The risk of having low iron is definitely higher when you cut (or limit) meat from your diet, since the heme iron found in meat is easier to absorb […]

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The Calcium Controversy: Does it Inhibit Iron Absorption or Not?

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while then chances are that you’ve seen a mention or two about iron absorption inhibitors, including calcium. This is a bit of a controversial topic since some say that calcium greatly impacts iron absorption and others say it doesn’t. It can get a little confusing when you’re […]

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Iron Deficiency: 5 Things You Should Do

When it comes to iron deficiency – everything from diagnosis to treatment – there are a few things that you should definitely do. So, without further ado, let’s get to the 5 Dos that can help you take control of this all-too-common (yet preventable) health issue.

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Iron Supplements: 5 Things You Should Do

When it comes to taking an iron supplement there are a few things that you should consider, like knowing the differences between the available products, avoiding iron absorption inhibitors, and so forth. So, without further ado, let’s get to the 5 Dos that you can follow to help you get the most out of your […]

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Having Trouble with Your Iron Supplement? Here’s What You Can Do

So, you’ve started taking an iron supplement and now it’s not going so well. Maybe it’s the side effects, or you keep forgetting to take all of your doses each day, or perhaps you just don’t feel like it’s working. What should you do? Well, here are a few tips for you:

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Ways to Enhance Your Iron Absorption

If you’re looking to up the iron you consume, then you’ll want to ensure that you are absorbing as much as possible! Here are a few tips on how to increase your iron absorption.

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Enhance Absorption with These Top 10 Vitamin C-Rich Foods

Vitamin C helps your body to better absorb iron – both from the iron-rich foods you eat and from iron supplements – along with all kinds of other great health benefits! In past articles, I’ve mentioned that to enhance absorption you can consume non-heme foods with a good source of Vitamin C, and you can […]

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10 Clever Ways to Get More Iron into Your Child’s Diet

Got a picky eater on your hands and want to make sure they’re getting enough iron? Forget a nightly standoff between you, your child, and that plate of kale and try some of these clever ways to get more iron into your child without a fuss.

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12 Iron-Rich Foods to Add to Your Diet Pronto

Need to up your iron intake? Well, this list of the top 12 iron-rich foods should help! Generally speaking, foods with an iron content of 1 – 5 mg per serving size are considered to be “good” sources of iron, and those with more than 5 mg of iron per serving are considered to be […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Iron Supplement

If your doctor has advised you to take iron, then you’re going to want to take it so that your body gets the most out of the supplement with the least amount of side effects. Here are some tips to help you do just that!

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Adding ‘Superfoods’ to Your Diet in 2015

Happy to see that you’re out of your turkey coma and ready to get back on track with some healthy choices for the New Year! You’re not alone in wanting to eat better – most of us crave a healthier diet after a December of making merry with sweets and other holiday goodies. Even those […]

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Last Minute Stocking-Stuffer Ideas

Well, it’s that time of year again… the holiday season is upon us! While this is one of my favourite times of the year, there are always a few people on my list that prove difficult to find the ideal gift for.

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A Quick & Easy Guide to Choosing the Right Iron Supplement

So, you’re in need of an oral iron supplement and head to the pharmacy where you’re greeted by an overwhelming selection. How do you pick the right one without resorting to an impromptu game of eeny, meeny, miny, moe? Keeping in mind that every body is different (and a one-size-fits-all iron supplement does not exist), […]

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