Here is a little known fact: 50 milligrams of Vitamin C with each meal enhances iron absorption.
The following foods contain 50 milligrams of Vitamin C :
- 1 kiwifruit
- 3/4 cup strawberry
- 1/4 red capsicum
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 orange
The following foods inhibit Iron absorption inhibitors :
- wheat bran
- high doses of calcium.
Therefore avoids these foods at meal times if your iron levels are low and you need to enhance absorption.