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Which Foods Help You Fight Anemia And Iron Deficiency?

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Anemia is caused due to low levels of iron. Studies show that 20% of women, 50% of pregnant women, and 3% of men are deficient in iron. Therefore, fruits and vegetables rich in iron should be part of your daily diet. Some must-have fruits, veggies and foods are: spinach, beetroot, red meat, eggs, tomatoes, nuts, seafood, apples, pomegranates, and dates.

Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains: Low levels of iron are the most common cause of anemia. This is known as iron-deficiency anemia, the most common type of anemia. According to the studies, about 20% of women, 50% of pregnant women, and 3% of men do not have enough iron in their body. The solution, in many cases, is to consume more foods high in iron.

Foods high in iron that will help you fight anemia are as follows

– Spinach: Spinach is a very popular leafy vegetable that help in preventing anemia. It is a rich source of calcium, Vitamins A, B9, E and C, iron, fiber and beta carotene. – Beetroot: Beetroot is known to be very effective in fighting anemia. It is a vegetable that is filled with iron content. It will help in repairing and reactivating your red blood cells. – Red Meat and eggs: There is rich iron content in lamb, beef and other red meats. Eggs are a rich source of proteins and contain a lot of antioxidants that will help in stocking up vitamins in the body when you are suffering from anemia. – Tomatoes: Vitamin C is the main ingredient in tomatoes along with lycopene. The Vitamin C in tomatoes helps in easy absorption of iron. – Nuts: Nuts are a great source of iron and will help you to easily boost the iron levels in your body. It helps you immensely to gain iron levels in your body. – Seafood: Fish will also help in preventing anemia as it contains iron. Some of the popular fatty fishes like salmon, tuna as well as sea foods like mussels and oysters are rich in iron. – Apple, Pomegranates and Dates: Apple and dates are also known to help in boosting iron levels in the body. While pomegranates help in improving the blood flow in your body and is also very effective in treating anemic symptoms.

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Wendy Danner Fields
Wendy Danner Fields 5pts

I have read several articles over the years, and it does increase your iron, more so depending on the type of food. The iron we need comes from the earth. Whether its in food that absorbed it, well water from iron rich sources, or iron cook ware...

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Puja Gupta Yes, Turmeric is rich source of iron - that works!

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

That'a s good idea, but not sure.. if it's right way to take in iron!

Judy Jacobs
Judy Jacobs 5pts

I didn't see molasses mention on this list. It has mega iron

Patti Muich
Patti Muich 5pts

Yes I did know that. I learned that when the girls were little.

Loyce Turan
Loyce Turan 5pts

Did you know ""wanting to Chew on Ice "" is a symptom of anemic ,, interesting

Wendy Danner Fields
Wendy Danner Fields 5pts

Cooking in iron skillets increases iron content of food n you dont get non stick peel off in you stomach

Puja Jaiswal
Puja Jaiswal 5pts

I heard yogurt & turmeric mixed together to eat empty stomach helps

Jessica Martinez
Jessica Martinez 5pts

I buy the square container with baby spinach. You can also try kale. The greener the vegetable the better for you.

Jessica Martinez
Jessica Martinez 5pts

I eat a lot of spinach raw or with egg. Liver is also really good