How To Increase Your Iron Absorption From Food Well+Good

Susan S. Johnson

Iron deficiency is extremely common amongst many Americans—in fact, it has been reported that about 10 million people aren’t getting enough iron, and half of those people suffer from anemia. We’ve all heard about the importance of consuming iron-rich foods, but it’s essential to understand how this mineral works to keep our bodies healthy and functioning efficiently.

Top functional medicine physician and New York Times bestselling author Mark Hyman, MD is well-known for his straightforward approach to educating about nutrition and overall health. Dr. Hyman goes way beyond giving healthy eating tips. Instead, he breaks down why

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A Plant-Based, Dairy-Inspired Dish | Food Recipes Entertaining

Susan S. Johnson

(Family Features) With the rise in popularity of plant-based diets and dishes, combining them with dairy products can create a superfood power couple. For example, the cheddar cheese found in these Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers helps optimize nutrient absorption from the rice, black beans, corn and tomatoes to create a nutritious and delicious appetizer or meal.

Find more recipes that combine the goodness of dairy and plant-based foods at milkmeansmore.org.

Watch video to see how to make this recipe!

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

  • 6             large sweet bell peppers
  • 1/2         cup diced sweet onion
  • 1             cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in
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Lab-Grown Food: Meat Without Murder

Susan S. Johnson

In 2022, it’s more common than ever to see the plant-based diet represented in the world of dining. From Impossible Burgers to dairy-free cheese, the sticky, laminated folds of restaurant menus have opened up to the idea of vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Your waiter doesn’t care whether you’re a life-long vegan, kosher or just watching your cholesterol — the reasons behind avoiding animal products are varying, and it’s never mattered less. 

At the same time, recently, issues regarding animal agriculture have received more attention. Environmental impacts, excessive water use, land intensification and health impacts are all areas of

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Tough to maintain healthy food habits? Shift to these weekly goals

Susan S. Johnson

Going 100% vegan, cutting carbs or attempting to lose 30 pounds quickly is daunting, drastic and difficult to sustain. And such lofty goals may not be healthy choices for you.Instead, try setting weekly mini-goals, which can help make intentions such as losing weight, lowering your cholesterol or adopting a more plant-based diet less intimidating — and achievable. The nice thing about setting small goals — and what makes them doable — is that they don’t require major shifts to your daily routine. To be successful, such goals should be realistic and specific, with measurable outcomes.Here’s a sample of a simple … Read More