Most of us get iron from our food. It is one of the essential elements of a balanced diet, and we should pay attention to the amount of iron we consume daily. The fact that we don’t is the reason why one-quarter of the world is iron deficient. In time, we realise that it is not about how much we eat, but what we eat that matters. Filling the stomach does not solve the problem. Incorrect quantity and unhealthy intake are one of the root causes of iron deficiency.