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.


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!