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Your body needs iron to prevent Iron Deficiency Anaemia, and to keep you healthy and energetic. Iron comes from both animal foods such as meat, chicken and fish, and vegetable foods such as legumes, beans and whole grains.
Did you know? The darker the colour of the meat, the more iron in the food? For example, beef liver which is redder than other meats, contains more iron.
Iron absorption in the body The absorption of iron depends on the amount of iron consumed, its food source (animal or vegetable), and the availability of other foods during or after the meal. Iron absorption from a mixed diet is only 18%! Thankfully, the daily requirement of 18mg/day for women takes this into account.
The following table shows the content of iron in foods:
Good to know: Nestlé FITNESS® cereals are fortified with iron because of its important role in good health, energy and vitality. Each serving of 30 grams provides you with 25% of your daily requirements.
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