Our ‘Explained’ series of posts aims to simplify the information surrounding vegan nutrition. This article discusses vegan Iron.
- Iron is essential and it’s important you are eating iron rich foods in your diet
- Eating Vitamin C rich foods substantially helps the absorption of iron
- Iron and Vitamin C food combos are an easy and fun way to ensure you’re getting enough
- Too much iron (45mg+ p/day) is toxic!
- If you are worried about your iron levels go get tested and consult a doctor before taking a supplement
- If you are anaemic and want to eat a plant-based diet, consult a doctor and/or dietician before doing so