Iron levels low? Put this fish in your cup of tea or pot of soup

Low iron levels in your blood can make you feel dizzy, fatigued, and lightheaded, not to mention causing a fast heart rate, shortness of breath and other unpleasant side effects. One way to increase your levels is to take an iron supplement. But if you aren’t a fan of adding more pills to your diet, you might want to consider the Lucky Iron Fish. It’s a cast iron fish that you can place in a pot of soup, water for tea, etc. and it will leach iron into the food to provide up to 75% of your daily recommended dose. The Lucky Iron Fish is vegan and vegetarian-friendly as no fish were harmed in the making of the Lucky Iron Fish 😉 B-Corp, the company who makes and sells the Lucky Iron Fish will donate one fish to a family in Cambodia, where half the population suffers from an iron deficiency. You can buy your own Lucky Fish for $25 from thegrommet.com

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7 thoughts on “Iron levels low? Put this fish in your cup of tea or pot of soup”

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      1. That’s very clever. I hope they certify that there is NO lead in their little fish. It’s pretty easy to get lead into cast iron.

        For folks that don’t believe you eat actual elemental iron try the old Corn Flakes trick. Grind up a cup of corn flakes into powder in a food processor and then pour the powder on a white piece of paper. Run a magnet over the powder and watch the iron filing get lifted out.

        https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/get-the-iron-out-of-your-breakfast-cereal-bring-science-home/

  2. Ferric iron that leached from cast iron when ingested gets treated by the body as a heavy metal and ends up getting stuck in the liver and kidneys. Ferric iron stored in the body can accumulate over time, contributing to joint pain/arthritis, digestive troubles (stomach acids trying to break down heavy metals instead of food), depression, impotence, early menopause, and other issues have been attributed to iron toxicity. Symptoms of too much iron are nausea, vomiting, damage to the lining of the intestinal tract, shock, and liver failure.

    What we need is ferrous iron from natural foods not the ferric one from heavy metals.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4427717/

  3. Love this little fish… but don’t put it in your tea. Caffeine inhibits the absorption of the iron. Lots of info about this on their website.

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