People can have Anaemia due to several reasons, including lack of iron in their diet or heavy bleeding in women during the menstruation cycle.
According to the doctors, the requirement level of haemoglobin for adult men to lead a healthy life is around 14 to 18 grams per decilitre (g/dl) and for adult women it’s 12 to 16 grams per decilitre (g/dl). The required level of haemoglobin in men is greater than required in the women’s bodies, even if they monthly lose some blood.
When the level of haemoglobin drops in your blood, you might experience one or more of the following symptoms- fatigue, weakness, pale skin, shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, brittle nails, rapid heartbeat and poor appetite and many more.
People suffering from above mentioned symptoms are at greater risk for developing iron deficiency or anaemia. The deficiency is mostly noticed in pregnant ladies and those fighting against certain medical problems.
Many foods contain high levels of iron extracts which can be included in the daily diet. It depends upon the person who can easily combine them and give a taste and nutrition to the meals that help to boost the intake of iron.
Here are some food items which can increase the haemoglobin level:
1. Citrus fruits- Citrus fruits contain Vitamin C which is good for blood. Oranges are the best example to be consumed. Also, watermelon is a good choice which is recommended by the doctors. Other fruits which can be consumed are apples and bananas.
2. Red beetroot- Beetroot is very beneficial for the health and for blood. Try to take it as a salad with the meal.
3. Red and yellow bell peppers – These colourful bell peppers are very expensive in the market but we cannot deny that they contain benefits for our health. Try to include them in your meal once or twice in a week.
4. Broccoli – Mainly, pasta or pizza adds the broccoli ingredient in it. You can also make pasta or macaroni at home and add broccoli as a healthy ingredient.
5. Spinach – It is advised to consume green vegetables, as much as you can, so as to increase the haemoglobin. Preferably, eat spinach.
6. Dry fruits – Cashews and pistachios and more dry fruits are essentials for blood.
Also, it may be a good idea to choose iron-fortified cereals, bread products, orange juice, rice, and pasta.
However, doctors advise to avoid tea, coffee, dairy products and corn, as it does not contribute to the healthy practice of maintaining haemoglobin.