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Jen Shragge is a vegan certified Yoga instructor, Stylist for Peekaboo Beans, and a busy mom of two. When she manages to find a few free minutes she loves reading, shopping and training for half marathons. With a background in Environmental Studies, she always takes a keen interest in all things eco and green as well. 

A New Way To Increase Your Iron Intake

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I have been a vegan for many years now (okay fine, I do cheat for a dessert on rare occasion) and my two children are both vegetarian. People most often ask me, where do you get your protein and how do you ensure you are getting enough iron in your family’s diet? The protein question makes me laugh as the North American diet is chalked full of protein and almost all foods have some amount of protein even if it’s very small. The iron question is a bit harder to answer and having had a bad bleeding issue once due to a botched minor procedure, I do know what it is like to be iron deficient.

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