Iron deficiency?

Is everything too much for you, can you not concentrate and are you pale and weak?

Are you often tired, fatigued and in a bad mood?

No energy and no desire for anything? Feeling down or even depressed? It could be due to a lack of one of the most interesting and diverse elements on earth: iron.

Around a quarter of the world’s population is affected by severe iron deficiency with anaemia, but many people are unaware of their deficiency. How can it be that a deficiency of this ubiquitous metal occurs so frequently in the human body? What natural foods are there that can compensate for this iron deficiency? Do we need dietary supplements or medicines for iron deficiency? How is iron deficiency diagnosed? What is haemoglobin, ferritin and transferrin? How does iron affect brain performance? These and many more are questions that I would like to discuss in my new book in a generally understandable way. You will also find exciting scientific news: iron from plant-based foods is much more valuable than previously thought. This is good news for all of us and especially for vegetarians and vegans. Also important: don’t fall into the iron trap of „healthy“ diets, an often overlooked fact.

The new guide illuminates all aspects and also discusses special nutritional situations such as iron deficiency in childhood, old age, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, during sport or iron deficiency in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Finally, all current scientific findings are summarised in seven rules of thumb and recipes against iron deficiency are presented. This means that the reference values for daily iron intake from the German Nutrition Society (DGE) can be safely achieved.

Examples of

iron-rich foods and clever compositions

like the iron cake and the iron smoothie

With natural foods

Eliminate iron deficiency

The consequences of iron deficiency

The choice of food is crucial for the iron supply. The iron content of different foods can differ by a factor of 1000.

Natural foods as a solution

The book presents an iron kitchen with many tasty dishes and a clear estimate of iron intake, including smoothies.

The right choice

Lentils and other pulses in particular provide a tasty basic iron supply with many appetising dishes that also contain other essential macro- and micronutrients such as valuable plant protein, fibre, zinc, magnesium, folic acid and thiamine.

With natural foods

Eliminate iron deficiency

Iron from plant-based foods is much more valuable than previously thought. Good news for all of us and especially for vegetarians and vegans.

Beware of „healthy“ diets, eating habits and fasting: this is where the dangerous iron trap lurks.

  • Does spinach really help?
  • Do I have to take medication and dietary supplements to get enough iron?
  • What is the best thing to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
  • The seven rules of thumb for an optimal iron supply

These aspects and much more are described in an entertaining way in the informative books.