Anemia is not a disease but a condition wherein the red blood cells in the body are less than what they should be. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the different body parts. Thus, anemia leads to less oxygen supplied to the body organs. It can be easily treated by taking in a proper healthy diet rich in nutrition. There are many reasons and conditions that can lead to anemia but iron deficiency is considered to be the major cause of anemia. Due to less oxygen supply to the organs, an anemic person has symptoms of weakness and fatigue amongst others.
Below are some natural remedies to treat anemia:
Beetroot is considered the best remedy to fight anemia. Beetroot is full of iron elements. It contains high percentage of folic acid, which helps in reactivating the body’s red blood cells. Once the number of red blood cells has been restored to normal, they will automatically increase the supply of oxygen to all the organs of the body.
The rich nutrient part of beetroot is just under its peel. So it is advised to cook the beet in a microwave or roasted in an oven and then peel it to eat. Apple is also a great source of iron compounds and when apple is mixed with beet, with now double iron sources, the chances to fight off anemia double up as well.
#2: Blackstrap Molasses
Molasses is thick syrup that is left over when the refined sugar is processed from the sugarcane plant. It is sweet in taste and contains high percentage of iron and magnesium. These elements help in restoring the body’s red blood cells. Blackstrap molasses is also rich in folic acid. A thing to remember is that Vitamin C helps in absorbing the iron from plant sources such as molasses.
Eating foods rich in Vitamin C would do wonders for an anemic person. But foods rich in calcium may interfere in absorption of iron in the body. So it is suggested to avoid the intake of milk products and other foods rich in calcium at the time of molasses intake.
Spinach is a great dark leafy vegetable that helps in fighting anemia. Spinach is a rich source of Vitamin A, B9, and iron and beta carotene. However, it is recommended for everyone to boil spinach before consuming it, since it contains oxalic acid, which has the ability to interfere with a body’s capacity to absorb iron.
Introducing spinach in the daily diet increases the blood count in the body. One can either eat it in salad form or in soup form.
#4: Sesame Seeds
Sesame seeds contain high contents of iron and work effectively in fighting anemia. Creating a paste of seeds with water and consuming it every day works wonders for the effective work of the red blood cells.
Pomegranate is considered to be a super fruit because of its rich nutritional value. It contains protein, carbohydrate, fiber and sugars, along with iron and calcium.
Pomegranate increases hemoglobin in the blood and boosts blood flow. It is a great natural remedy for fighting anemia.
Thus, knowing the above herbal remedies of anemia, you are ready to fight anemia without any side – effects.