In vegan children, long term iron deficiency can impact intellectual performance and behaviour and can also result in iron anaemia. Short term effects, also in adults, include impaired immunity, tiredness, appetite and vitality. Like Zinc, the iron found in plant sources is less bioavailable, so again making sure iron rich foods are eaten regularly is important. Vegan sources of iron include dark-green leafy vegetables, pulses, wholemeal bread and flour, fortified breakfast cereals, soya products, nuts and dried fruit (in particular, dates and apricots). Women require more iron than men, so they need to be aware of the amounts they’re consuming.