Boost Your Haemoglobin in a Week

With a few dietary changes

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I detest fruits, veggies, and anything that contains essential nutrients for the body—which would obviously land me in some or the other health-related issue, and without surprise, I developed anaemia when I was 7 years old.  And I hated eating what my mother fed me, hated staying indoors to prevent weakness and fainting, and what I hated most, was getting the syringe pierced in my arm for blood testing every week.

But it was all worth it—my mother, finally, a few years ago, managed to send my anaemia on a run for its money. And that too, with only natural home remedies! If you fret the ailment by now, or already suffer from it, here’s how you can prevent your haemoglobin from dipping.

  • Eat a combination of these essential fruits each day: Sun dried tomatoes, dried apricots, raisins, persimmons, mulberries, dates, pomegranate, watermelon and apple.
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  • Mix and match these essential veggies by either steaming, or throwing in a salad or a stir fry each day: mushrooms, lemon grass, peas, beans, lentils, parsley, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and beetroot.
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  • Make sure to incorporate cereals and grains in your everyday diet, like pasta and whole-grain bread.
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  • Snack on an assortment of nuts at least once a day.
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  • Try to eat at least one type of meat in the course of a day.
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  • Increase your intake of Vitamin C from calcium-rich sources like papaya, oranges, lemon, strawberries, bell peppers, grapefruit and tomatoes.
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  • Include Folic Acid in your daily consumption, which can be provided to your body through grains, veggies, nuts and meat which you anyway should be consuming.
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  • A very important herb that is laden with vitamins necessary to increase haemoglobin levels is Nettle. Add 2 teaspoons of dried nettle leaves to a cup of hot water. Allow it to brew for 10 minutes. Strain it and then add a little honey. Drink it twice daily.
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  • Pumpkin seeds: Garnish your salad with them, or eat them raw once a day.
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  • Avoid iron-blocking foods which slow down iron absorption like tea, coffee, alcohol, etc.
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  • Avoid extra-calcium rich foods, like raw milk or Kale.
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  • Avoid foods having excessive oxalic acid, like spinach
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