Q&A: Iron rich foods, GMOs and collagen supplements

This week, I went live on both my Facebook page and Instagram to answer three reader/follower questions around iron rich foods, GMOs, and collagen supplements:

  • “What foods do you recommend to help with iron deficiency?”
  • “Can you go into GMOs… and what we should avoid?”
  • “I'm curious about collagen supplements.”

If you've ever wondered about these topics, this episode is for you!

Let's take a sneak peek at this episode:

  • [00:57] – What to do if you're running low on iron stores, plus the difference between the kinds of iron found in meat and plants.
  • [3:39] – Quote from plant based RD, Matt Ruscigno (from this article) about how to get enough iron on a plant based diet.
  • [4:49] – Plant based foods that are high in iron.
  • [5:31] – Why you should combine iron rich foods with foods that are high in vitamin C.
  • [7:05] – How coffee and tea potentially affect your iron absorption.
  • [7:27] – Can you get iron from using a cast iron skillet?
  • [8:38] – What are GMOs… and should we be concerned about eating them?
  • [12:49] – What are the GMOs on the market in this country (and at the grocery store)?
  • [15:51] – GMOs in processed foods (Source: Center for Nutrition Studies and Non GMO Project)
  • [17:52] – What you should know about collagen supplements, including: do they work?
  • [19:24] – What collagen products are made out of — and why this is important.
  • [20:34] – Vegan collagen and plant based collagen boosting supplements.
  • [21:22] – Foods that can boost collagen.
  • [22:08] – More foods that can support skin healthy and vitality (Source: Allison Tannis' book, Feed Your Skin, Starve Your Wrinkles.)
  • Also…. remember to grab your free copy of the How to Eat More Veggies Starter Kit.


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I hope this episode helps answer any burning questions you may have about plant based iron, GMOs or collagen supplements.

If you have a question for a future live chat, please connect with me over on Instagram at @mospo.

In the meantime, I hope you're feeling great, and getting plenty of healthy plant foods onto you plate.

Wishing you peace, love and broccoli,

monica spoelstra metz

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