Dr. Fevzi Özgönül stated that some substances in tea and coffee drunk right after meals reduced the absorption of iron by half.
Dr. Fevzi Özgönül said, “Iron deficiency is a common nutritional problem in the world. Deficiency is more common in infants and adolescents, pregnant women and those who are fed a vegetarian diet. Since iron stores are less in women, almost one out of every three women suffers from anemia due to iron deficiency. "Iron deficiency can also be experienced in women due to excessive bleeding due to excessive menstruation."
Iron deficiency is common, especially because the iron content of foods is low and the absorption of iron from the intestines is very difficult.
Do not consume coffee immediately after a meal. You ask why?
Consuming coffee right after a meal negatively affects iron absorption. Although there is a total of 4-5 grams of iron in the human body, it is a very important element. Iron is involved in the construction of many enzymes important for life, such as strengthening the immune system, nerve conduction, oxygen transport to tissues, DNA, RNA and protein synthesis. Therefore, iron deficiency occurs especially in adolescents and women during pregnancy.
Tea reduces iron absorption
Tea consumed immediately after meals also reduces the absorption of iron from food. Some ingredients found in tea, coffee and cocoa cut the absorption of iron in half. For this reason, we need to give up tea and coffee drunk right after the meals. Of course, as well as the benefits of iron, there are also harms to excess iron.
Taking too much iron in the body also causes arteriosclerosis, fatty cells and premature aging. Dr. Fevzi ÖZGÖNÜL stated that iron excess increases the risk of cancer as well as causes disorders such as cirrhosis, diabetes, fatigue, anorexia, heart enlargement, nausea, vomiting, and shortness of breath. It is recommended as 10-15 mg in infants, 1s mg in adult males, 2 mg in females and 10-20 mg in pregnancies.