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The iron found in plant foods is known as non-haem iron. Iron from plants is found in wholegrain breads and cereals, legumes, nuts and seeds and some vegetables like spinach. Non-haem iron is not absorbed by the body as well as haem iron from animal products. Eating foods rich in vitamin C with a non-haem iron containing food can help increase absorption of iron by the body.
Nutrition is the science of food and its relationship with health. Food is made up of nutrients and a person needs all of the vital nutrients for good health and prevention of disease. These nutrients are proteins, carbohydrates, fat, fiber, vitamins, minerals and water. Good nutrition and a balanced diet are foundations for leading a healthy life.
Nestlé Nutrition Compass®
Nestlé Nutrition Compass® is a labelling panel exclusive to Nestlé designed to guide consumers to make healthier choices. It provides nutrition information and tips on how to include the food as part of a balanced diet. It is found on the pack of all Nestlé products.