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Understanding Vegan Diets

Vegans eat only plant foods, and these include fruits, vegetables, legumes (dried beans, peas, and lentils), grains, seeds and nuts.  People who follow a vegan diet do not eat any animal products or animal bi-products, including eggs, dairy products and meat.  It is important for people who follow a vegan […]

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Iron Intake and Pregnancy

Iron is an important mineral that is needed by red blood cells to carry oxygen to organs and tissues. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases and you need more iron. The recommendation for iron during pregnancy is 27 mg/day. This is high enough that a supplement may be necessary, in […]

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Iron

Iron is an essential mineral for many important processes in the human body. It helps carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and helps our muscles store and use the oxygen. Also, iron works with enzymes to digest food and carry out many bodily reactions. Some […]