HEME AND NON-HEME IRON

Iron is an essential nutrient, as it is part of the hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood.
There are two types of iron found in food which is absorbed by the body; heme and non-heme. Heme is found in meat, poultry and fish and non-heme is found in fruit vegetables, legumes and grains and nuts. Vitamin C greatly increases your body’s absorption rate of the non-heme iron.

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