Vitamin C and Iron Absorption

Did you know:

Vitamin C can enhance your absorption of iron?

Vitamin C has been shown to enhance the absorption of non-heme iron, the type we get from plants, not animal products (the iron we get from animal products is called heme iron, and is absorbed better than non-heme iron).

If you’re iron deficient or feeling run down, you might not be getting enough iron in your diet or not absorbing it well - add some vitamin c, such as lemon juice or orange juice, to your salad or green leafy veg, to enhance your absorption. 

 

If you would like to discuss your individual nutritional needs call (07)46391250 to book in with our Dietitian Gina!

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