Juices with Iron and Why You Need This Important Mineral

There are a lot of reasons why we should eat fruits and veggies – and drink their juices. Getting your daily requirement of iron is one of them. Iron keeps the blood healthy and it helps the body stay well in many other ways.

Iron is an important mineral for the body because it’s a component of the hemoglobin in our blood. Hemoglobin is a protein that transports and stores oxygen in our blood – and it’s part of an enzyme that synthesizes DNA.

Some of the yummy fruit juices with iron that you can make include beet juice, apple juice, grape juice, passion fruit juice, and pear juice. You can also (as I’ll show you) put together some combinations of juices that are absolutely amazing.

Why Our Body Needs Iron

Iron is an essential mineral. Its main function is to transport oxygen from our lungs to the rest of our body.

If we don’t consume enough iron, our bodies can’t make the healthy red blood cells that carry oxygen to our brain and vital organs.

Iron affects our brain function, but it also contributes to a healthy immune system – which is important so we can fight off infections. In addition, iron helps maintain healthy nails, skin, and hair.

Iron is especially important for women who are pregnant, because low intake can cause a baby to be born prematurely – or to be born smaller than normal.

What Happens If You Don’t Get Enough Iron

When we don’t get enough iron in our diet, we can become anemic. While there are many things that can lead to anemia, iron deficiency is a leading cause.

Not consuming enough iron can make red blood cells (our carrier cells) counts low, which means not enough oxygen gets where it needs to go.

One way to avoid this problem is to drink more juices with iron.

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

If you ever feel tired, low in energy, or short of breath, you may be iron deficient or have anemia. Pale skin and heart palpitations are also signs of iron deficiency and anemia.

Fruits and Vegetables with Iron

Want to avoid lethargy and other issues associated with low iron? Eat more fruits and vegetables that have significant quantities of iron – and turn them into tasty juices.

Some vegetables are widely known for their iron content, like beets and spinach. Others are not typically associated with high amounts of iron, but they have this important mineral in abundance too.

When you’re planning your weekly juicing menu – or a shopping list for juices for the next few days – make sure you load up on the following iron-rich fruits and veggies.

  • Beets
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Passion fruit
  • Pear
  • Apricots
  • Boysenberries
  • Durian
  • Elderberries
  • Gooseberries
  • Guava
  • Mulberries
  • Plums
  • Prunes
  • Spinach
  • Chard
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Watermelons
  • Coconut
  • Scallions
  • Leeks
  • Arugula

Out of these fruits and vegetables, you’ll find some of the highest iron counts in beets, spinach, chard, apricots, mulberries, coconut, leeks, scallions, and arugula.

Wondering how to best get your daily dose of iron? Juice with iron-rich fruits and vegetables every day – of course. Make one, two, or even 3 juices with iron on a daily basis.

An Iron-Rich Juice Plan

With so many fruits and vegetables that contain iron, it’s easy to take in your daily requirement of this critical mineral.

Use some of the recipes that I’ve prepared below, or be creative and make some that sound good to you based on the fruits and veggies I’ve listed above.

You can make sweet, yummy juices – or concoct green and delicious ones. Whip up a juice with iron for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a snack.

Juices with iron keep blood healthy, and they provide other benefits.

Since the produce you’ll be using for your iron-rich juices contains other important nutrients too (like vitamins and antioxidants), your daily iron-filled juice will be working all many angles to provide you with great health.

The following are some juices with iron that you can make throughout the week to keep your blood – and many other parts of your body – functioning optimally.

I recommend you try one of these juices at least once a day. Consider preparing one to start your day and one to finish it.

Juice Recipes with Iron

2 beets

1 carrot

1 handful organic spinach

 

1 organic green apple

1 pear

3 small apricots

 

1 handful organic spinach

1 handful organic kale

1 stalk celery

1 pear

1 organic green apple

 

1 beet

1 organic red apple

1 carrot

1 pear

 

1 beet

1 cup coconut

1 cup pineapple

1 carrot

 

1 cup coconut

1 carrot

1 cup guava

1 pear

 

1 organic green apple

1 handful Swiss chard

1 cucumber

1 lemon

 

1 cup coconut

1 cup pineapple

1 pear

1 beet

1 green apple

 

1 cup coconut

1 cup watermelon

1 pear

1 carrot

 

1 handful spinach

1 beet

1 organic green apple

1 lemon

1 1-inch piece of ginger

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