Can I get iron from my food?
There are two types of iron, heme, and non-haem. Non-haem iron is found in plants, nuts, and legumes. This is absorbed in a much lower rate than heme iron, which is found in animal products such as meat.
Even if you are making a conscious effort to ingest more heme iron, other daily habits like drinking tea or coffee after your meals can reduce iron absorption, leaving you low in iron.
Consuming 17 cups of raw spinach provides the same amount of iron as taking one Active Iron capsule.
Food supplements are not a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.