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Should I be concerned about the amount of iron I absorb?

Iron absorption mainly occurs in the small intestine and many factors can affect the absorption of iron. Firstly the body can alter the amount that is absorbed depending if you are in a state of iron deficiency or if your iron deposits are full. The type of iron in the foods you consume also influences […]

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Iron in the Diet

Most breakfast cereals are now fortified with iron. Fortification is the process of adding vitamins and minerals to foods that don’t already contain them. The Rice Krispies used to make these Nutty Rice Krispy Bars (recipe in the previous post) contained 2.4mg of iron per 30g of Rice Krispies. Different brands of cereal contain different […]