I had some routine bloodwork last week, and came back CRAZY low on the measure They use to assess the body's stores of iron. A healthy range for a woman is: 12-150 ng/mL. I measured a four! Ha!
It's nothing to be concerned about, as all my other numbers are fine, but my doc has told me to get more iron and come back in 2 months for a do-over. So, I'm trying to be good. I don't eat a lot of meat, and I don't like liver at all, ick. But I do like things like hamburgers, and edamame, and black beans. Also: molasses! Turns out blackstrap molasses is crazy high in iron.
Sorry about the terrible focus! But THIS is loud and clear:
Twenty percent! In a tablespoon! So yeah.. I'm adding that to my usual breakfast of oats & milk/yogurt. It's a little stronger-tasting than the other molasses I already had (which boasts 15% so even that isn't too shabby) and I'm sure I feel better already.