Anemia: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
A modified diet rich in folate, vitamin B12 and iron is essential for the rapid rise in haemoglobin level.

Fruits such as iron-rich apples and tomatoes are great to eat when treating anemia. You can either eat apples or tomatoes or drink 100% pure apple and tomato juice to treat anemia. Also, fruits that effectively treat anemia are plums, bananas, lemons, grapes, raisins, oranges, figs, carrots, and raisins when eaten in large quantities.

Honey is a potent source of iron, copper, and manganese. When these elements are combined they aid in hemoglobin synthesis. Honey is, therefore, a powerful weapon against anemia. You can eat honey with slices of apples or bananas for iron and energy when treating anemia.

Red meats such as kidney, heart, and liver are effective at treating anemia. Red meat, as the name suggests, is the iron-rich meat that doctors suggest those suffering from anemia consume. Also poultry, fish and oyster are effective against anemia.

Vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, beet, broccoli, fenugreek, celery, and kale are iron-rich, energy-filled vegetables that treat anemia effectively. These vegetables are not only rich in iron but also Vitamin B-12 and folic acid, energy-boosting nutrients that the body needs to heal from anemia. Beetroot juice is an iron-rich vegetable juice that those suffering from anemia can drink as a tonic against fatigue and lethargy.

Legumes and Nuts
Legumes and nuts such as pulses, almonds, whole grain cereals, dry dates, peanuts, and walnuts are effective against the symptoms and causes of anemia.

Foods to be avoided
Pasteurized milk; strong coffee and tea; refined starch, especially white flour; canned, smoked, preserved and otherwise processed foods.

Foods for anemia

Yoga and Exercise

Low impact exercises like cycling, swimming, skating, walking can be done. Do less of jumping kind of exercises
  • Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana)    watch video
  • Corpse Pose (Shavasana)    watch video
  • Kapalabhatti and Anuloma Viloma
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