Spinach inhibits iron absorption Include foods contain vitamin C

Nov 02, 2011
Being Popeye is just not enough!! Eating spinach as such is not enough to bring in the benefits of iron, it is loaded with. Iron present in spinach is a “non-heme” type, a form of iron that is not absorbed as efficiently as “heme-iron” found in meat and other animal sources. Oxalic acid present in spinach binds itself with iron, making the absorption difficult. The trick is to include vitamin C rich food such as oranges, grapefruit and other citrus items along with spinach diet to maximize the absorption of iron.

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