Iron helps your muscles get more oxygen for exercise, which means more endurance. Here are 10 highly effective ways to get it right now (without gnawing on a piece of metal):
1. Eat the following “Power Iron” salad 4-5 times a week: Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of wheat germ or unsweetened bran cereal (available in the cereal section of the grocery store) on 1-2 handfuls of spinach and romaine lettuce.
Include a handful of chopped broccoli and 2 tablespoons of garbanzo, kidney, lima, pinto, black or navy beans. You can also include 1-2 teaspoons of chopped olives and 1-2 chopped celery stalks.
Use an olive oil/vinaigrette dressing, and include, if available, 1-2 pinches of parsley, thyme, oregano and/or basil.