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Dozens of vitamins+ minerals are essential in very small amounts to maintain good health

Iron is needed to form haemoglobin- which gives healthy red blood cells their colour- these cells carry oxygen around the body where it helps release energy

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Iron is needed to prevent...

Anaemia- which makes u feel pale, tired

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Different types of iron are found in...

Haem iron and non haem iron

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Haem iron is similar to the .....

Iron in our blood and so is easily absorbed- usually in animal foods

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Non haem iron...

Cannot be absorbed by the body unless it is eaten with a food contains vitamin C ( ie fruit + vegetables) found in some plant foods and eggs

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Haem iron foods

Beef
poultry
Fish
Liver
Pork

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Non haem iron foods

Eggs
Nuts
Fortified breakfast cereals
Dark green leafy vegetables
Dried fruit

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Vitamin c....

Helps the body absorb non haem iron
Boosts the immune system helps us avoid minor infections cold+flu
It is an antioxidant vitamin- helps protect the body against serious diseases - conorary heart disease+divertcular disease

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Foods containing. Vitamin c

Berries eg strawberries
Currants eg red currants
Kiwi
Cabbage
Peppers