Enhancers and Inhibitors of Iron Absorption
Making dietary changes is an important step in providing iron that the body needs. One of the best ways is to improve one’s dietary intake by consuming food that help increase iron intake (called “iron enhancers”) and by avoiding food that impair iron absorption (also known as “iron inhibitors”).
Enhancers of iron absorption include:
Inhibitors of iron absorption include:
It is recommended to avoid consuming these foods together with meals and iron supplement to avoid inhibition of iron absorption.