How to eat for anemia

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Nutrition for anemia

Anemia is a disease in which the content of hemoglobin and red blood cells is reduced. Their content in men and women is different. Average hemoglobin for men is 100%, and when it falls below 90%, is considered low.

In normal women, it is 90% and below 80% is considered that there are already anemic. When red blood cells fall below 4.5 million in men and 4 million in 1 cubic millimeter of blood for females, it is also recognized that there are already anemic.

A cause of anemia, there may be greater blood loss and this may be a result of increased breakdown of red blood cells. Lack of substances that help the formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin also feature here. Other causes are infections and intoxications, malnutrition, digestive disorders and cancer.

spinach and beans

To prevent anemia, you should be protected from the causes that contribute to its appearance, as the flow has a natural way of life. At the onset of the disease, blood loss primarily stops and restores the lost blood.

Treatment is first looked at by the health care system, you will most often need blood transfusions. Then treatment is necessary for general strengthening of the body, consistent with the state and characteristics of body. A diet is also viital.

The diet for anemia includes products containing large amounts of iron. A vegetarian type of diet is completely off. Beef kidney, heart and pork liver are the most recommended foods, because they are the richest sources of iron. The menu should also include eggs, dried fruits, legumes, soy, nettle, spinach and walnuts.

Kidneys with mashed potatoes

When boiling, the water is recommended for consuming as iron is a soluble element. Increased intake of vitamin C does speed up the absorption of iron.

Another important element that you must include in your diet to combat anemia are freshly squeezed juices. The most useful is that of the pomegranate, and beets - they are digested quickly and easily contribute to the formation of red blood cells. Before use, however, the jar should sit an hour or two in the fridge.

Vegetables like onions, garlic, beans, peas, and whole grains also increase the amount of iron in the body.

In the treatment of anemia, it is most important that the patient knows that this disease can be cured, but you need persistence and perseverance.