morning tea;) #morningtea
That from a list of foods, these two consistent ingredients consumed on a daily basis could inhibit your iron absorption by 50 percent.
I could barely start my day without coffee. But I pushed it's timing towards an hour later from my first meal ( technically you will want a 30 mins time difference before and after) you consume a healthy nutrient dense meal that packs on iron, zinc ..etc like meat, veggies, fruit, wheat.
Coffee and tea / caffeine
Unfortunate for coffee and tea drinkers, both coffee and tea respectively inhibit iron absorption by as much as 39 and 60 percent when consumed with a meal. Compounds known as polyphenols are responsible for this inhibitory action and are present in larger amounts in beverages such as coffee, tea and wine. Although polyphenols provide many disease-preventing benefits, they are best consumed between meals to ensure maximum absorption of iron from foods in each meal.
The USDA currently recommends most Americans consume three cups of dairy each day, which means some people usually have milk with meals. However, a study from “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” indicates that calcium, richly supplied through dairy products, has been shown to inhibit iron absorption up to 50 percent. Children, adolescents and women with iron deficiencies, therefore, should avoid consuming dairy and iron-rich foods or supplements together to improve iron absorption.
We can take dairy in various ways
#cheese #yogurt #icecream
Once in a while is not the program.
It's the routine that will build your health.
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