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Iron is needed for healthy blood, giving us energy
and for brain development in babies. Iron is found in
a number of foods, including red meat. In general,
the redder the meat, the higher the iron content.
Iron is found in two forms: haem and non-haem.
Haem iron is absorbed more easily by the body and
is found in beef, lamb, liver, kidney, pork, poultry
and seafood. Only about 5% of non-haem iron
is absorbed and is found in vegetables, bread,
breakfast cereals, beans, eggs and fruit.
Red meat can help to increase absorption, boosting
the use of non-haem iron by up to four times.
Vitamin C has a similar effect. Eating a combination
of foods high in both haem and non-haem iron will
ensure an iron-rich diet.