A large population is suffering from anemia nowadays. Feeling short of oxygen, getting breathless after just a few moments of physical exertion and weakness are all signs of anemia. Your red blood cells(RBCs) help in conducting oxygen to every organ and body part with the help of hemoglobin. Iron is necessary in making hemoglobin and it’s the deficiency of this mineral in the body that causes anemia. To prevent anemia:-
1) Iron rich diet is a necessity.
Eating red meats, shrimp, fish, beans, legumes and green leafy vegetables with your food helps in increasing your iron intake and thus prevents anemia.
2) Vitamin C
Vitamin C is good for most of the bodily functions. It especially helps increase the body’s affinity for absorbing iron. To increase the amount of vitamin C that you take in, include broccoli, kale, peppers, brussel sprouts as a part of your meal.
3) Take iron supplements.
Taking iron supplements ensures that you are getting the desired amount of iron that is required by the body. A multi-vitamin capsule also helps once a day. It not only makes sure you have proper iron intake, it also supplies vitamin C to the body.
4) Pomegranate Juice
One glass of pomegranate juice goes a long way in increasing your RBC count and along with that, it acts as a source of vitamins C,E and A for the body. It also helps strengthen the immune system and is iron rich in nature.
The above methods especially help if you’re a girl. A rich supply of iron helps keep your immune system strong and replenishes the much needed RBCs in your body.
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