Iron without meat – A mother’s concern
When I was 11 years old, I despised eating meat. I generally didn’t like eating much at all, but I particularly avoided meat at all costs. My mother would always say the same thing
“You need meat for Iron in your diet”
The next time she took me to the doctor, I asked him whether meat was necessary for proper development. He said that indeed, no, red meat in particularly had no health benefits. My mother therefore begrudgingly allowed me to be vegetarian for a couple of years after that.
My vegetarianism abruptly ended at age 14 when I was invited to a Barbecue, and somehow ate all of the meat.
But I digress,
” Where do you get your Iron? ”
Is a question asked frequently. While common knowledge that many vegetables have great concentrations of iron is increasing, I have heard doctor’s express concerns that eating just vegetables does not suffice for what they call a ‘balanced diet’.