While many vegetarians and vegans are concerned about their iron intake, here is a dish that has nearly 50% of your daily intake of iron. Iron requires Vitamin C, folate and B12 for adequate absorption. Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from the stomach. Vitamin B12 is important for normal blood, cells, and nerves. Folic acid is needed to form healthy cells, especially red blood cells. This dish is rich in Iron, Vitamin C and Folate. B12 is found in animal meat and byproducts, so in that case vegetarians or vegans should supplement. By adding a squirt of lemon juice to any meal, or fresh greens you will instantly increase your intake of vitamin C.
It's Fall heading into the winter season, and I am craving warmth — so that means I am eating a lot of soups and stews to keep me warm on the inside. Sometimes, when I just don’t have the time, or am looking for a quick fix, I turn to this simple, classic recipe. It just so happens that this recipe is not only tasty, but it is a perfect weight loss meal.
The fresh leafy greens provide loads of calcium, which is great for revving up your metabolism, and the chicken or turkey provides a great source of lean protein that activates glucagon, our fat burning hormone. The whole grain rice even provides B vitamins to support our hormone function.
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