17 Aug Kai o Ngā Atua
In order to stay iron rich we need to eat a variety of kai and make sure that we are keeping our iron stores topped up every day.
We can list types of kai by the Atua and how they connect to their domains.
Some types of kai provide a lot more iron than others. Kai that is listed under Tāne and Tangaroa has far more iron and is iron that is more easily used by our bodies. This type of iron is called haem iron.
The second type of iron is called non-haem iron. Non haem iron is found in kai that fall into Haumia, Rongo and Ngā Momo Kai Ano.
These are all still good sources of iron but this type of iron is more difficult for our tinana to access and use.