Sulfur + Iron Can Protect You Against Anemia

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on June 8, 2017 · 0 comments

There are many dynamic duos in nutrition. Two nutrients, when combined, are more powerful than when they work alone.

Iron deficiency is the most widespread nutrition problem in the world. Close to 70% of the iron in your body is found in red blood cells called hemoglobin which are needed to carry oxygen from the lungs to every tissue in your body. Beans of all types are loaded with iron but it is harder to absorb this type of plant-based iron. Add a little garlic, rich in sulfur, to your next bean recipe and you can improve the iron absorption from the beans by close to 20%. Other good food sources of sulfur include: egg yolk, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radishes and onions.

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