Iron Rich Food

Iron Rich Food

Aug 6, 2021

Introduction

Iron is an essential mineral. Iron plays a crucial role in making red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout your body. When you consume food with iron, iron is absorbed mainly through the upper part of your small intestine.

There are two forms of dietary iron: heme and nonheme. You can get heme iron from animal products such as beef, lamb, fish, chicken, chicken liver, animal liver. Whereas non-heme iron comes from green leafy vegetables and legumes, absorption is a little bit lesser compared to animal-based iron.

Example: meat, fish and poultry. Our bodies easily absorb this type of iron

Example: dried beans, peas and lentils and some fruits and vegetables

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How to Prevent Iron Deficiency

Eat a balanced and healthy diet that contains good sources of iron to prevent any deficiencies. Sometimes iron is not absorbed enough in your body. You need to take iron supplement to replace your iron loss. If treatment for iron deficiency is needed, a healthcare provider will assess iron status and determine the action.

Ferrovit is an iron supplement, a 3 in 1 formula which contains iron, folic acid and vitamin B12, is a softgel capsule, easy to swallow, contains vanilla flavour with no metallic taste.

Want to find out more? Check out Ferrovit

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