After my summer break: cooking right, for the right vitamin intake, amongst other things

Dear readers

After being away from my blog for a while, I now finally have found the time and inspiration again to write. And during this time away, a lot has happened.

We finally finished all the renovations on my house, right before summer break.  We went to San Diego, California for a month. Then came back home to a lush green and fruity garden. And I came back with new ideas and inspirations to write about and share.

One of my personal concerns is the lack of iron in my body. Which seems to be a permanent thing, even if I get plenty of IV’s to replenish my iron level. So, noticing that the medical way doesn’t work, I’m trying to get it taken care of with food. And this is my topic in this post.

I’ve been eating little meat for quite a few years now. The idea is that a lot of animals don’t get treated right, and have terrible lives before they get butchered for us to eat. Besides, we eat way too much meat nowadays, which is definitely not healthy for us, and not good for the environment and the animals. The meat industry has a lot of negatives to it. But I won’t get into that right now. My point is, that even though I’ve been trying to stay away from too much meat, maybe I’ve been eating too little for my iron intake. I know you can get iron by eating lentils, beans and such, but meat still has the most iron.

I came to the conclusion, that I should’t feel guilty for eating meat anymore. I should, instead, appreciate it and eat it right. Because I need it. My body needs it. For now at least. And, there are tricks to help your body absorb it better.

And here is one nice Steak dinner I made myself, with onions, mushrooms, parsley, and a side of salad. The Steak is packed with….. iron…of course, and the onions have vitamin C which helps absorb the iron, the parsley has plenty of vitamin C too and iron as well. The mushrooms are the only food that has a good dose on vitamin D, which I call the sun-vitamin, and which is a vitamin I’m lacking too. A lot of Europeans in the colder countries lack vitamin D, because of the lack of sun we have. So here you see I composed a simple dinner full of vitamins, which should help my body absorb the most important one for me…

 

If you have the same problem with iron, share it with me. If you have other cooking ideas for better iron intake, share it with me. I’d love to hear from you.

Here are some links you might be interested in:

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=100

http://onions-usa.org/all-about-onions/onion-health-research

http://mushroominfo.com/benefits/

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