I've been eating like crap the last week, fast food, meat, processed food etc
Which is very different than what I usually eat.
I was tested and the iron in my blood is high.
too high iron is bad for you, from what I understand, because it makes more free radicals
Iron gradually builds up in certain cells and tissues over the course of the human life span. Too much iron accelerates mitochondrial decay and inflicts system-wide free radical damage to healthy tissues.1,2 Age-related iron overload is a known contributor to multiple degenerative diseases, including liver fibrosis, heart attack, and cancer.3-8http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2012/mar2012_Excess-Iron-Brain-Degeneration_01.htm
and lots of sites talk about iron being too high causes problems; heart attacks/stroke/free radical production.
but on the other hand, plant based foods help to rid the body of iron.
you might think you can get iron from plants, and you can, but very little. The reason is iron found in plant foods is generally referred to as "non-heme" iron. Non-heme iron has a much lower average absorption percentage between 3-8%
This food form of iron is called heme iron. On average, heme iron is about 23% bioavailable. "Bioavailable" in this situation means that the iron can successfully make its way from the food into our bloodstream. This 23% number for heme iron, however, is only an average.http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=217
The best way to reduce iron in your body is by giving blood.
You lose about 220-250 mg of iron when you donate a unit of blood.http://www.naturalnews.com/038670_heavy_metals_chelation_foods.html
Heavy metals in the human body contribute to serious health problems. Toxic heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, lead, uranium and aluminum may enter the human body through food, water, air, or absorption through the skin. In today's world, it is difficult to avoid exposure to any one or more of these metals. Natural News has reported extensively on this subject. It is, however; useful to be reminded of the foods that actually help to remove toxins from the body.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038670_heavy_metals_chelation_foods.html#ixzz2nWjm8RUq
Basically, any plants help your body get rid of heavy metals, like iron.
So eat more veggies