Iron Absorption on a Vegan Diet – Part III

Onions can improve dietary iron absorption.

Onions can improve dietary iron absorption.

As I stated in Iron Absorption on a Vegan Diet – Part I, there is plenty of iron in a whole, plant based diet. The trick is absorption. In addition to adding vitamin C containing foods to your diet, another way to ensure that you are absorbing all the iron you need is to add garlic and onions to the mix. A recent study demonstrates that the sulfur-containing amino acids in garlic and onions drastically improves the bio-availability of both dietary iron and zinc. You might be thinking that garlic and onions stink, but trust me, anemia stinks a whole lot more.

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