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Vegetarians

Although a vegetarian diet will be high in iron rich foods, these plant-based (non-heme) sources of iron are poorly absorbed in the diet. This may be coupled with other potential absorption obstacles such as phytates in whole-grains and legumes or tannins in tea and coffee, which can bind iron and further reduce absorption.

Risk of low iron levels for vegetarians

October 14, 2018

People adopt a vegetarian diet for numerous reasons. Although this may increase the risk of having low iron, vegetarians need not suffer. Active Iron is suitable for vegetarians. Iron is necessary for carrying oxygen in the hemoglobin of your red blood cells. These cells carry oxygen throughout your body, giving…

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People who can benefit from taking iron supplements

October 14, 2018

Some populations can benefit from taking iron supplements. Those who have inadequate access to foods rich in absorbable iron are the most obvious groups. Children, adolescents, and women of reproductive age…

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Is it gluten-free? 5 tips for following a gluten-free diet

October 14, 2018

Many people avoid having gluten in their diet. An increasing number of consumers seek gluten-free products for a variety of different reasons. The idea of a strict, gluten-free diet may seem daunting; however, many people have adapted well to this diet armed with the right knowledge. Read the packaging  …

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