September 14, 2008

Numbers Game: Consumption Vs. Absorption

Having a cup of tea with a meal decreases the body's absorption of non-heme iron (the only type of iron provided by plant-based foods, dairy products, and eggs) contained in that meal by roughly ___________ percent.

a) 25
b) 39
c) 47

d) 60

Leave your guess in the "comments" section and come back on Thursday for the answer.

2 comments:

christine said...

i'm guessing c, 47!

question - how much will drinking OJ (or anything with vitamin C) counter the tannins' inhibitory effects?

Andy Bellatti said...

Hi Christine,

Thanks for your guess. I will be discussing Vitamin C's role in iron absorption once I reveal the answer.

Stay tuned!