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Thursday, 8 October 2015

14 Foods You should Start Consuming If You Think It is Anemia



What is Anaemia?

Anaemia is a simple term means to define  Lack of Blood. usually a deficiency of red blood cells, or the presence of abnormal red blood cells due to either reduced production, abnormal production, excess destruction or blood loss.

Symptoms include tiredness, dizziness, headaches, depression, nervousness, shortness of breath and palpitation, colds hands and feet and others

Causes:

Among others, common factors that could lead to anemia includes:  Excess caffeine, heavy menstruation, stomach ulcers, internal bleeding and a host of others. It could also manifest in the form of vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency.

Nutritional:  Full vegans - lack of vitamin B12, No green vegetables, lack of folic acid, abnormal bacterial flora, Colitis, absorption, Cellular obstruction to nutrients causing poor utilization.  Various other factors could cause anemia.,  Intestinal parasites, typhoid, malaria and others could all be secondary causes of anemia.

One of the most important things to consider when managing anemia is the avoidance of junk foods, freed foods, high sodium foods, caffeine, teas.  It is necessary to include as much raw foods as possible, for easy absorption.  Here are just 14 easy to find natural foods if you think its anemia

 14 Natural Foods To Eat If  Its Anaemia

  • Beans
  • Carrots
  • Red Meat
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggs
  • Nuts
  • Natural Honey
  • Apple
  • Beetroot
  • Moringa Leaf Powder and Other Greens
  • Mushroon
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Yoghurt
  •  Soyabean
1. Beans:
 


One of the  All kinds of beans brown beans, white, kidney, black eyed cowpea, pinto are all high in iron.  They are high in protein and low in fat making it a perfect food in building up iron and combating anemiang it a good food to fight anaemia.  It is necessary in most cases to soak the beans for some few hours  to reduce the effect of restrictive proteins in the beans.

2. Carrots



Juicing carrots, or adding to them to your some of your foods for light steaming ensures that you are getting adequate iron in your diet.  It is rich in Vitamin A, for your eyes and Beta Carotenes.

3.  Red Meat


Yes so many negative talks about red meat.  This is one place red meat is very good, and provides you with heme iron, a kind of iron with complete amino acids and easily understood by the body.  It is also a good source of zinc. It is necessary to include plenty of fish and other sea foods in this category.

4.  Tomatoes
 


Fresh tomatoes are very good source of iron, vitamins C, E, K and Beta-carotene.  Including fresh tomatoes in your regular diets ensures you are getting enough.  You eat it raw,  It is also a fat burning food and helps maintain a healthy skin.

5. Eggs


Eggs, mostly chicken eggs as is mostly available are the most nutrient dense foods around,  it loaded with vitamins A, D, K. E and proteins.  It is also a source of healthy fats,  You can boil the egg and add it as a side dish to your breakfast. It will not only supply iron but some other vitamins like B12 to improve your overall health.

6.   Nuts
 
Good news for lovers of peanut especially, tasty and nutritious peanut.  They are one of the best sources of iron and important minerals like zinc, proteins and fibres.  Especially the boiled peanut.  Other nuts include:  dried apricot, dates, figs. Eat at least a handful of nuts daily to fulfill your the daily requirements of iron in your body.  You can consume 10 grams of iron daily because it contains 15mg of iron in 10grams of nuts

7. Natural Honey
 

Honey is one sweet and natural way to combat iron deficiency.  It is a healthy food for the entire body,  and contains enough amount of iron and other nutrients vital for a healthy body.  Make sure its natural honey, because there are so many honey out there that cannot be termed as honey.

8.  Apple
 

Apple  is a nutritious fruit that also carries with it iron in a natural form with fat. In that case if you are avoiding the fat in peanut, or weight conscious then go for apple. It is also a source of vitamin C.  It helps in increasing the iron level in the body.  You can eat a whole fresh apple or juice it.  Ensure to wash properly because most of them are sprayed with preservatives that also affects the nutrients in apple in most cases.

9 .Beetroot

 
It a good and natural way to combat anemia, except that is very sweet, so if you are battling with blood sugar,  beetroot may not be your friend, however it a very good food high blood pressure due to its nutrients and potassium content in particular.  Nutrients in beetroot oxygenates the cells reestablishing and re-activating the blood cells during anemia.

Green Vegetables


10.  Moringa leaf powder and Other Greens  All green vegetables are rich in iron especially,  moringa leaf particularly is rich in iron and  helps fight disease as well.  Other leafy greens include pumpkin leaf (Ugu), Spinach, mustard green.  They are alkalizing and help heal the digestive tract, providing vitamin K and increasing overall iron in the body.  It is important however not to overcook your vegetables in order to get the full nutrients.

11. Mushroom


A recent report shows that eat a mushroom daily you feel  relaxed, and it will help in boosting iron in your body.  Cooked mushrooms are great when you need easily digestible proteins.  They are also good source of fibers, iron, copper, potassium, selenium, and zinc.

12. Dark Chocolate

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Dark chocolate is rich in iron and zinc,  It is also helpful in boosting blood circulation, Ensure its the bitter cocoa with about 75%  pure cocoa.  You can take it as tea or mix with your morning oats or other cereals.

13.Millet
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If you are working to combat anaemia.  then consider adding fermented millet in your diet.  It is also loaded with Vitamin B vitamins for blood formation.  However ensure to ferment your millet at least 48 hrs for easy absorption of the nutrients.  It the richest in protein among the grains  and makes a good addition to combat anaemia.

14.  Soyabean

Soyabean is outstanding when it comes to iron, and comes with complete amino acids.  If you are combating anemia.  Soyabean should be in your food list.  It is also a good source of zinc.  Ensure to get the good one because it is high in phytate.  You can  take it as tea or spray on your favorite grain.

It important to know that stress must be reduced, if you are combating anemia, therefore both physical and mental stress must be under control.  Excess Sugar must also be avoided,

 Source:  Olwomen.com

 







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