If you’re looking to up the iron you consume, then you’ll want to ensure that you are absorbing as much as possible! Here are a few tips on how to increase your iron absorption. Iron Absorption Enhancers 1. Heme Iron Foods: The Most Bang for Your Buck There are two types of iron: heme … Continue reading Ways to Enhance Your Iron Absorption
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How Much Iron is Actually Absorbed?
People often ask me how much iron they actually absorb from the food they eat. Well, the truth is that there is no clear cut answer because every body is different. I can, however, provide some helpful information and benchmarks based on the Dietary References Intakes. What Affects Iron Absorption? When we eat food containing … Continue reading How Much Iron is Actually Absorbed?
Iron 101: Heme Iron vs Non-Heme Iron
We talk a lot about heme iron and non-heme iron and I know that it can get a little confusing at times. With all the iron supplements and iron-rich foods out there, it can be hard to keep track of what’s what and why some are better than others. So, let’s break it down and … Continue reading Iron 101: Heme Iron vs Non-Heme Iron
The Importance of Iron for Your Well-Being
While most people know that they need iron, few actually understand just how essential it is to our physical and mental health. Here is a quick lesson in iron to help you better understand its importance for well-being. What Is Iron? Iron is a mineral that can be found in every cell in the body. … Continue reading The Importance of Iron for Your Well-Being
How Much Iron Are You Getting From Your Food?
When diagnosed with iron deficiency, you’re bound to be told to eat more iron-rich foods, but what does that actually mean for you and your grocery shopping list? What should you be looking for? Well, that’s what I’ll answer for you right here. Types of Iron Found in Food Before we get into a list … Continue reading How Much Iron Are You Getting From Your Food?