Anemia is related to a problem with the hemoglobin cell that carries oxygen throughout the body. When the body is unable to get enough oxygen to the cells and tissues the body feels weak and fatigued.
Anemia is generally related to insufficient iron, vitamin B12, or folic acid, all of which are required to make hemoglobin.
Foods For Anemia
Liver –Chicken liver is very high in iron and vitamin B12 and a variety of other important minerals, make sure you include grass fed, organic liver. Vitamin C– Vitamin C helps with iron absorption.
Green leafy vegetables– These provide a significant amount of iron and folic acid. Raw spinach is high in oxalic acid which can reduce iron absorption, however steaming spinach will this reduce this acid. Other green leafy vegetables to include are steamed kale and broccoli.
Foods to Avoid
Chocolate – Chocolate contains a substance that removes iron from your body, so it is best to avoid when you are trying to increase your iron levels.
Bran – Bran is high in insoluble fiber that traps and removes iron during digestion.
Conventional dairy – Calcium binds with iron in foods and can lead to poor absorption. Soda – Soda is high in sugar and poor in nutrients and it blocks iron absorption. Coffee and black tea – Excessive coffee intake may block iron absorption, so reduce it to no more than one cup per day.
Anemia Natural Cures
Iron (25-30 mg daily)
Look for iron chelate which is generally well absorbed. Take with a vitamin C source and avoid calcium supplements. Iron supplements can cause constipation, therefore, it is important to confirm that Anemia is being caused by iron deficiency.
Vitamin B12 (1,000 mcg daily) A deficiency in vitamin B12 may cause anemia, but since B12 is water soluble it is generally not harmful for most people to take as a supplement. Your doctor may recommend higher levels of B12 if you are deficient.
Folic acid (800-1200 mcg daily) Folate deficiency can also lead to anemia. Your doctor may recommend a higher level than what is listed here.
Vitamin C 500 mg daily Vitamin C helps with absorption of iron.
Green powder Choose one that contains vitamin B12 and folic acid.
Essential Oils For Anemia
Ginger oil and Citrus oils can also improve anemia symptoms because they may improve iron absorption.
Consider trying these anemia natural cures to see fast results.