Natural Remedies Against Anemia
Anemia (malnutrition) is an increasingly common occurrence in people from developed countries of the world, as most are generally well informed about the basic principles of healthy eating. However, this still happens because there are many reasons that can lead to anemia.
Anemia develops due to the lack of iron in the body, whether it is an insufficient intake of this mineral, poor absorption or its loss due to bleeding. Whatever the case, iron deficiency disrupts the production of hemoglobin, and the lack of hemoglobin in the blood leads to a difficult transfer of oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body. The poor flow of oxygen causes a sense of weakness, dizziness, headache, dizziness … Anemia in children is even more dangerous because, in addition to these so many notable symptoms, it impedes the normal development process, and this is something that can not be easily and quickly noticed.
Fortunately, in most cases, anemia can be defeated by natural remedies and appropriate nutrition.
Natural anti-anemia drugs:
- Each day cook 5 grams of a fresh leaf of walnuts for 15 minutes in 2.5 dl of water. Then mix and drink before lunch.
- Pour one teaspoon of dry nettle leaves with 2 dl of boiling water and leave it to stand for 5 minutes. Drink and drink three cups of tea a day.
- Use a good blender to make a beetroot juice. It is taken 1-2 times a day. The ideal single dose of juice is from 0.5 to 0.8 dl and should not be exceeded.
- Mix 250 grams of cocoa powder, 250 grams of butter, 250 grams of brown sugar, 7 teaspoons of apple vinegar and 2 teaspoons of sea salt. Take three times a day for a spoon. This mixture is especially suitable for children who refuse to drink teas and poorly eat foods rich in iron.
- Iron from the bowl can also get into food when cooking, and in the capacity of treating anemia, it’s a good idea to prepare a meal in iron dishes. In this case, it is necessary to know that sour food will absorb larger amounts of iron. If you are preparing foods that are not a bit sour, you can add a little vinegar to increase the amount of iron that will be released from the vessel.
In order to fight against anemia, besides iron, folic acid, vitamins C, B12 and other important substances are needed, so diet plays a very important role.
Food against anemia:
- When food is concerned, the richest sources of iron are red meat, liver, eggs, oysters, shells. In addition, it should be said that iron from foodstuffs of animal origin is usually best used when it comes to the body, and therefore the treatment of anemia is of great importance. These are also good sources of vitamin B12, which plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells. The disadvantage of this vitamin causes the formation of megaloblastic anemia.
- In the second place are green leafy vegetables, beets, whole grains, legumes, dried fruits, black chocolate, and cocoa.
- Since it is known that vitamin C stimulates the absorption of iron, it is recommended to use fruits and vegetables rich in this vitamin (lemon, orange, kiwi, pepper …). Vitamin C is especially important for preventing anemia in pregnant women.
- Folic acid (vitamin B9) is another important element involved in the production of red blood cells (erythrocytes). A low level of folic acid in the body leads to anemia in time, because in that case, normal red blood cell production is disabled. The best sources of folic acid in the foods are green leafy vegetables, carrots, pumpkins, melon, orange, apricot, cereals, wheat germ, beans. Since folate is cooked longer by cooking, it is best to eat vegetables and fruits in raw form, especially when we want to eat in the diet as a natural remedy against anemia.