One of the most common nutritional deficiencies in the world is iron deficiency, particularly in technologically advanced countries. It is useful to know a little more about dietary iron and where to get it.
There are two forms of dietary iron. One is called heme iron and the other is called non-heme iron. Heme iron is easier for the body to digest and to use and it comes from animal sources. Non-heme iron isn’t as efficient and it comes from plants. In sufficient quantities, non-heme iron sources still supply iron to the body.
The following gallery is a follow-up of an article that explained a little more about iron deficiency. I thought it might be helpful to have something visual, showing the best sources of iron. This is mostly because people tend to be visual creatures and are more likely to remember something that is presented in picture form.
Do you include these in your diet?