The perfect pair – Iron and Vitamin C foods

As a vegan, or a human in general, it’s important to get enough iron. I’ve read several articles and studies that state we have to have some vitamin C foods with our iron foods to better absorb the iron. Also, as previously posted, certain things block the absorption of iron like tannins and oxalates in coffee and teas. I’ve also read that egg yolks, dairy and cheeses do this as well. So to make things easier I’ve created a little handy chart to keep things straight. This isn’t my strong suit so it will look like a toddler did it, but it gets the point across.

So here ya go! Feel free to post it in your kitchen for a quick reminder:

Eat these with these for iron and C

 

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