When you’re eating a vegan diet, it’s still possible to get all the nutrients you need to stay healthy. But it’s important to plan what you eat, to make sure you don’t miss out on anything – including iron.
Red meat, fish and eggs are good sources of iron, but it can also be found in some vegan-friendly foods, including:
It’s also useful to know that your body can absorb iron more easily when it’s eaten with vitamin C – found in oranges and tomatoes, for example.
Tea and wheat bran can reduce how much iron you absorb, so it’s best to avoid these when eating iron-rich foods, if you can.
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