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Healthy Foods to Fight Iron Deficiency for CrossFit Athletes

Iron deficiency can have exceptionally negative effects on your health and performance, make sure that you are eating these essential foods.

DARK LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES SUCH AS SPINACH

When you exercise, you might not sustain any injury as such, like a cut or a wound, but the wear and tear of your muscles are also a form of injury. You need white blood cells to prevent infections, so you need vitamin A to keep the white blood cells in good shape. Spinach has vitamin A. Long story cut short, eating like Popeye will make you like him.

  • Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol
  • Spinach is high in niacin and zinc
  • Protein, fibre
  • Vitamins A, C, E and K
  • Thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese
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Leafy greens should be an essential part of your diet

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5 Important Minerals and Vitamins all Crossfitters Need to be Eating

BEANS AND PULSES

Pulses include beans, lentils and peas. They’re a cheap, low-fat source of protein, fibre, iron, vitamins and minerals, and count towards your recommended 5 daily portions of fruit and vegetables. A pulse is an edible seed that grows in a pod. … chickpeas (chana or garbanzo beans). 

Quesadilla

Spiced black beans

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