Meat is one of the highest food rich in Iron: There are two forms of dietary iron: Heme and Nonheme. Heme iron is derived from haemoglobin and it is found in animal foods that originally contained haemoglobin, such as fish which has red flesh, animal’s meat, and poultry. Nonheme Iron found in plant sources such as spinach, brown lentils, apricots, sunflowers, and some other seeds. Your body has the possibility to absorb iron from Heme sources more than Nonheme source. Therefore mixing both sources can boost absorption from Nonheme.
Avoid always drinking coffee or tea or consuming food rich in Calcium with meals containing foods rich in Iron. To improve your absorption of iron, eat it along with a good source of vitamin C such as lemon. Take a Copper supplement with a meal containing Iron to boost the absorption of Iron because Copper helps the absorption of Iron. Food rich in Copper is Sunflower seeds. beef, pork, liver, and turkey. Avoid always drinking milk or Cheese with red meat. Try to eat the meat fresh to avoid the toxicity and don’t cook it for a long time because the longer meat is cooked, the more liquid it loses, and the tougher it becomes, juicy meat is the best when it comes to boosting the absorption of iron.
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