Anemia is medical condition when you do not have enough healthy red blood cells in your body. It is estimated that Anemia affects 24.8 percent of the world's population. Pre-school children and women are most commonly affected.
It can be temporary or long term. There are many types of anemia.
Most common symptoms are
ð Pale skin
ð Head ache
ð Shortness of breath Etc…
Causes for anemia: -
Three main reasons for anemia is that
ð Your body doesn’t make enough red blood cells
ð Loss of blood from your body ( like bleeding)
ð Your body destroys red blood cells.
Some kind of anemias can’t be prevented, but anemia due to iron deficiency and vitamin deficiency can be prevented by adding vitamin rich food in your diet.
Home Remedies for Anemia
Have Vitamin-C rich foods
Vitamin C helps to absorb iron in your gut. So it is necessary to have plenty of vitamin C rich foods like orenges, strawberries, guava and kale.
Dates are one of the best home remedy which is easily available to cure your iron deficiency anemia. A 100gm serving of dates contains about 1gm iron. Also rich in copper, which is essential for the production of red blood cells. Eat 4 – 6 dates daily . you can have it with milk also.
This is one of the ideal fruit to have if you have iron deficiency anemia. Pomegranates are very rich in vitamin C and iron. Eat one full pomegranate everyday to prevent iron deficiency. It helps to improve blood circulation also.
It contains more iron than many other fruits. One small box of seedless raisins contains 0.8 milligrams of iron
To get the most iron from raisins, rinse them down with a cup of orange juice, or eat them with other vitamin C-rich foods, such as strawberries, sweet potatoes and pineapples.
Red meat: -
Red meat is the richest and most readily absorbed source of iron and zinc and a significant provider of protein. It delivers useful amounts of B-vitamins, vitamin D, zinc, selenium and other important nutrients and can also be useful for weight management as it has high protein content.
Beetroot is very rich in vitamin C and iron. As we talked about pomegranate, our stomach needs vitamin C to absorb iron. Add beetroot in your diet if you have iron deficiency anemia. It helps to increase blood circulation.
Chicken liver / Beef liver: -
If you are a non-vegetarian anemic person, chicken and beef liver is the best food for you to beat anemia. . A 100g slice of pan-fried chicken liver contains 13mg iron, or approximately 72 percent daily value. Chicken liver is high in protein and folate which is really needed for pregnant women that could prevent birth defects.
Sea food: -
Many sea foods provide high amount of heme iron which easily absorbed by stomach. Clams, oysters and fish contain high amounts of heme iron. According to the National Institutes of Health, oysters contain 4.5mg of iron per serving and halibut contains 0.9mg of iron per serving.
Seeds and Nuts
For pure vegetarians, there are some nuts and seeds which are commonly used in our diet that are rich in iron. According to the NIH, per serving black beans contain 3.6mg of iron, kidney beans contain 5.2mg of iron and boiled soybeans contain 8.8mg of iron. The iron content in these beans and nuts are no heme iron which is not easily absorbed. So it need to taken in larger amounts than non-veg items.
Green leafy veggies: -
Parsley and spinach are dark leafy veggies which contains more iron. They are alos rich on Vitamin A, B9, C and folate. Parsley may also contain cancer-fighting properties including polyacetylenes, coumarins, flavonoids and monoterpenes.