You’re about to buy more iron than you ever thought possible, says Food Cart owner
Food cart owner, Tom Fricke, knows what he’s doing when it comes to his customers’ health.
“Iron is the number one food additive that makes it easier to absorb nutrients in the body,” said Frickes, owner of the Food Cart in Brooklyn, N.Y. We know that the best way to get the nutrients that we need is to eat more iron-rich foods, like vegetables and legumes.
So how much iron are you getting?
Frickel says the average American consumes about 300 micrograms of iron per day.
Iron is made by bacteria in the gut, and it’s what makes our guts full and our blood clotting.
In a study by researchers at the University of Minnesota, people who ate a diet rich in iron were found to have fewer blood clots, which are the major causes of death from heart disease.
Fricke says it’s up to you to choose the right food for your body.
A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that one serving of a raw, organic apple with 1 percent iron content was enough to keep a person alive for an average of nine hours, even though it contained less than 10 percent of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of iron.
That’s because the amount of iron in the fruit varies with how much the bacteria in your gut convert the mineral into energy.
Frickys diet includes raw apple and legume salads, beans and rice.
He says the best part about raw food is that it’s cheap.
He says he makes his own organic, low-fat milk and water for his customers.
“I’m not a super big dairy guy,” he said.
While he has to pay more to get his raw apple juices, Fricks’ customers love it.
If you’re not familiar with how raw food works, you can read about it in the news section of this magazine.
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