I knew that I wanted to get more iron through my diet, so I hit the internet to do a little research. I learned that for iron to be properly absorbed by your body, you also need to consume vitamin c. Also, in dealing with another common late pregnancy symptom, I figured if I was going to be consuming more iron, I also wanted to make sure to get enough fiber.
After seeing the options for iron, vitamin c, and fiber found in fruits and vegetables, I decided the way to go was a juice. I happen to LOVE vegetable juice, so this seemed like my perfect solution.
Things I'm most looking forward to consuming after the baby arrives:
Things I never want to consume:
Unfortunately, the dirt craving still hasn't completely disappeared. In fact, I think I might send the hubby out for my substitute cup of Sonic ice right now. But, the juice seems to really help in calming the craving down. Plus, if you're like me and enjoy vegetable juice, it's pretty delightful.
High Iron Vegetable Juice
- 2 cups raw baby spinach
- 1 medium tomato
- 1 medium beet and it's leaves
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 snacking size cucumber
- 1 small leaf Swiss chard
- 3 leaves kale
- 5-7 sprigs of parsley
- Process all ingredients in a juicer, stir and enjoy.
Disclaimer: I am in no way a medical professional. This post is not meant to diagnose an Iron deficiency nor is it meant to treat such a deficiency.
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