iron vegan.

A few of my running friends are vegan (or vegan adjacent) which has it’s challenges for running, iron deficiency being one of the big ones.

“What do you cook on?” I asked casually at coffee this morning, when the topic came up.

“The usual kinds of things.” She answered.

“So… aluminum and teflon?”

“Yeah.” She replies.

“I’m not a nutritionist or an expert, but apparently one of the benefits of cast iron is that enough iron leaches into your food that iron deficiency becomes less of a problem.” I offer. “Probably even more true for acidic foods like tomatoes or other veggies.”

“If that’s true it sure beats taking a pill every day.”

“Yeah.” I reply.