Açai – is it a good source of iron

Dr. Wald’s response: “If you are iron anemic and taking nutritional supplements, taking Açai is no problem whatsoever. If the form of iron that you are taking is of plant (non-animal origin) then it is non-heme iron. Non-heme iron is not very absorbable, but you will increase its absorption by eating Açai, which is high in vitamin C and flavonoids – both of which increase non-heme iron absorption. Iron from animal sources is heme iron, which is far more absorbable, compared to non-heme (plant-based iron).” Check out Dr. Wald’s nutritional products at: www.blooddetective.com especially Reds Protect, Green’s Detox and Longevity Complete.

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*DISCLAIMER: Dr. Michael Wald is a doctor of chiropractic with a masters degree in nutrition. He is also a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Nutritional Specialist and Sports Nutritionist. Dr. Wald is certified to provide acupuncture in several states, but not New York. Dr. Wald has two board certifications in nutrition. Dr. Michael Wald earned his MD diploma, but did not complete a residency and is thus not licensed to practice medicine. The information on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not to substitute for sound medical or health advice. Information contained within this website may change at any time without prior notice. The information on this website is under copyright, 2021.