How to naturally increase Iron absorption with skillet cooking
Symptoms of low Iron
- Unusual Tiredness
- Shortness of Breath
- Headache and Dizziness
- Heart Palpatations
- Dry & Damaged hair& skin
- Restless Legs (which can result in poor sleep)
- Brittle or spoon shaped fingernails
- More frequent infections
- Feeling anxious
These are just a few symptoms associated with low iron levels.
When EBE was about 2 years old we started consistently talking to the doctors about his inability to sleep. He was always tired yet never slept. We referred to a psychiatrist who talked about a lot of nonsense and pushed prescription medication. Needless to say I got up and left in the middle of his prescription medication rant.
I did what mama’s do best and started researching and demanding blood work.
He did in fact have low iron levels which made sense considering I could barely get him to eat anything but a milk and graham cracker diet.
Fast forward to today. I cook almost everything I can in a cast iron skillet.
Did you know a cast iron skillet has the ability to naturally increase your iron?
Scrambling eggs in a new iron skillet increased the iron content from 1.5 mg to almost 5mg
I will warn you that children under the age of three can in fact get to much iron, resulting in iron toxicity so I’d encourage you to speak with your Doctor or do you research beforehand.
Plus I think everything tastes better in the cast iron skillet.