I’ve written this post as a paid ambassador for Megafood. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
One of the most common questions I am asked from readers is about maintaining healthy iron levels as a vegan. Many American women (at least 10% according to the CDC(1)) experience iron-deficiency, so it’s understandable to be extra concerned about iron when you think about eliminating all animal products from your diet. It’s well known that cows are a great source of iron, yet women who eat the Standard American Diet (which is high in beef and other animal products) still suffer from this common deficiency which leads to low energy levels and muscle fatigue. But why?