Low On Hemoglobin? Eat These Boosters

Never postpone eating good food for good blood!

 
Low On Hemoglobin? Eat These Boosters
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Hemoglobin is my favorite RED for it keeps me alive with proper body functions. To a lot of women out there, hemoglobin deficiency has now turned out to be a common problem and it comes with add-ons like headache, fatigue, shortness of breath and leads to anemia in many instances. Any number less than 12g/dL is called low Hb. Should you panic for low hemoglobin or treat it naturally? Let’s find out:

Increase Your Iron Intake

Iron deficiency is the primary cause for low Hb
Iron deficiency is the primary cause for low Hb

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Hemoglobin is primarily an iron-rich protein and an adult female should have 18mg of iron on an average. If you don’t, stop worrying and grab iron-rich foods like spinach, pulses, green leafy vegetables, eggs, dry fruits, fish and meat. These can gradually boost the iron level and reduce fatigue.

Folic Acid Makes Red Blood Cells

Folic acid is what your body needs to generate red blood cells
Folic acid is what your body needs to generate red blood cells

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Folic acid is fondly called a B-complex vitamin that serves multiple purposes ranging from boosting iron content to increasing fiber and potassium levels, eventually making new red blood cells (RBC). So, what should you eat? Include sprouts, broccoli, peanuts, dried beans, bananas, and green leafy vegetables in your diet. Remember to include them regularly to observe desired changes in less than a month.

More Red Foods For More Red Blood Cells

Juice of one red fruit or vegetable daily can boost iron levels and energy.
Juice of one red fruit or vegetable daily can boost iron levels and energy.

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You would have guessed what I meant! List vegetables and fruits that are red in color. They can generate more red blood cells. Pomegranate is a must eat, thanks to the high nutritional value. Drinking its juice daily can boost your calcium, iron, protein, fiber and carbohydrates levels.

The other red vegetable that none can forget is beetroot. In addition to iron content, it is a good source of fiber, folic acid, and potassium. Consuming beetroot juice can enhance the count rapidly.

With summers approaching, watermelon is not to be missed. It is rich in vitamin C and iron and has the capability to absorb iron at a lightning speed.

Did we forget apple? Oh, that’s a dear fruit to anyone who is low on Hb. It is rich in iron and several other nutrients. The advantage with this fruit is, it keeps your hemoglobin count up all the time so you don’t have to worry about a low Hb henceforth.

Know About Iron Blockers

Your favorite beverage can block iron absorption, so check before you sip.
Your favorite beverage can block iron absorption, so check before you sip.

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While we have discussed Hb boosters, we need to know iron blockers too so we have the desired results. Foods that contain oxalic acid, polyphenols, phytates, and tannins should be avoided. This implies that you should avoid cocoa, soy products, tea, coffee, wine, cola and beer that can hinder the iron absorption process.

So now don’t you think you can treat this deficiency naturally with the right food? Grab a red fruit every day and stay stress-free!

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