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Why should I pair iron-rich foods with ones high in vitamin C?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Vitamin C helps speed the absorption of iron from your digestive system into your bloodstream. Great pairs of vitamin C and iron-containing foods include:
  • Red bell peppers with spinach
  • Tomatoes with broccoli
  • Citrus fruits with edamame

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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