Get your iron
Not getting enough of this important mineral is the most common nutritional deficiency in North America, so it is not just vegans who need to be concerned. Iron-deficiency anemia occurs when your body cannot make enough hemoglobin. It is especially common among menstruating and pregnant women.
Get iron from these sources: spinach, spirulina, morel mushrooms, lentils, pumpkin seeds, kale and chia seeds. (And do speak to your doctor about whether you need to supplement.) Keep in mind that tea, coffee and red wine can all inhibit iron uptake, while vitamin-C-rich foods, including many fruit and vegetables, enhance iron absorption.