Boosting iron absorption: A guide to for the science-minded

foods rich in iron, like spinach, tofu, lentils, seeds, dried apricots, broccoli; also oranges for better absorption

Mothers and their young children are at elevated risk for iron deficiency. Can we solve the problem by eating lots of iron-rich foods? Yes, but success also depends on the bioavailability of dietary iron. Learn what influences iron absorption, and how you can improve your iron status by making smarter dietary choices.