Written by: Autumn Ladouceur
Many of us, especially some woman and vegetarians struggle with iron deficiency. In fact, almost 3.5 billion suffer from this ailment. Iron deficiency can make it hard to live a happy and productive life with symptoms including fatigue, shortness of breath and general weakness.
If you are like me, you have tried many different methods to keep those iron levels up. I have tried things including, over the counter iron pills, health food store liquid iron supplements, powdered supplements, and just trying to eat as much iron rich foods as possible. But, not only are leafy greens expensive but, for some, they just don’t cut it.
Let me introduce to you the Lucky Iron Fish; a literal fish, made of iron that is helping the iron deficient in Cambodia, and around the world enjoy iron-rich meals without the fuss. All you have to do is clean the fish, add it to a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes, add your ingredients and enjoy an iron fortified meal. They say to add a teaspoon citrus to the pot to help your body absorb the iron.
You can use the Lucky Iron Fish once a day and it will release 60-300mg of iron each time you use it. That’s 75% of the iron you need each day. Not only is the Lucky Iron Fish helping people get their iron but they are doing it in an ethical way. As stated on their website they are, “committed to hiring local staff, using recycled and biodegradable materials, and supporting like-minded businesses and organizations.”
So far, the Lucky Iron Fish has helped 89,000 iron deficient people. To get involved you can become a partner of Lucky Iron Fish, volunteer, or buy a “School” of Lucky Iron Fish for a family in need. Do this, and keep your iron levels up by purchasing your own Lucky Iron Fish for $25 at their website HERE. For every Lucky Iron Fish that is purchased, the company provides multiple Lucky Iron Fish to people in need. Let’s help them put a fish in every pot.