Diet & Lead Absorption

Are there foods that can assist in reducing the risk of elevated blood lead levels?

There are vitamins and minerals that can assist in reducing the risk of elevated blood lead levels in your children and family. The Alliance has developed many recipe books incorporating these vitamins and minerals into recipes.

  • Vitamin C: is an important vitamin to help enhance the absorption of iron and zinc from foods and reduces the amount of lead your body absorbs.
  • Calcium: is an important mineral for strong bones and teeth and reduces the amount of lead your body absorbs.
  • Iron: is an important mineral for strong blood and energy and may help reduce the amount of lead your body absorbs. Eating fruit and vegetables helps absorb the most iron from foods.
  • Magnesium: is an important mineral for energy and muscle function and enhances the role of calcium in the body and reduce the amount of lead your body absorbs.
  • Zinc: is an important mineral for growth and development, it is vital in helping the immune system fight bacteria and reduces the amount of lead your body absorbs.

Recipes

Recipes with Iron

Recipes with Magnesium

Recipes with Zinc

Recipes with Vitamin C

Recipes with Calcium

Healthy Eating Snack Ideas

Healthy Eating Tips for Children