Essential for Vegans & Vegetarians
Some heme iron-rich food sources are beef, chicken, and tuna. Non-heme iron rich food sources are typically vegan/vegetarian products: oatmeal, fortified cereals, and spinach. The body absorbs heme iron much better than non-heme iron. For this reason, vegans and vegetarians in particular should ensure a regular intake of iron in order to prevent iron deficiency anemia.