Saturday, July 5, 2008


  • Sources rich in iron are skinned poultry, shellfish, fish, liver, organ meats, egg yolks, pinto, kidney, lima, navy, chick peas, black-eyed peas, lentils, split peas, green peas, spinach, kale, collards, beet greens, chard, broccoli, raisins, prunes, figs, dates, dried peaches, dried apricots, nuts, peanut butter, whole grain breads.
  • Use a cast-iron skillet instead of Teflon coated or aluminum one, you increase the iron content of foods, particularly when you cook acidic foods like tomato sauce.
  • Take 1 Cup beetroot juice, 1 cup of apple juice, mixed with either sugar or honey once a day.
  • To help prevent iron-deficiency anemia in infants, all doctors should recommend breastfeeding. ''Breast milk supplies almost all the nutrients your baby needs,'' .
  • Take a ripe banana with 1 tbsp of honey 2 times a day for anemia treatment.
  • Our body absorbs iron from meats easier than fruits and vegetables. To increase the absorption of iron from fruits and vegetables, eat them with a good source of vitamin C.
  • Soak 10 currants overnight. Remove seeds and take it for 3-4 weeks in the morning.
  • A mixture of apple and tomato juice also helps to fight against the anemia.
  • Eating a lot of salad also helps to prevent anemia.
  • Honey helps increase the hemoglobin in the blood. It is rich in iron, copper and manganese.
  • Take two any citrus fruits daily.
  • Beets juice contains potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulphur, iodine, iron, copper, carbohydrates, protein, fat, and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and P.
  • A cold-water bath is an easy method in curing anemia. Two baths are recommended daily. Sunbaths are also beneficial as sunlight stimulates the production of red cells.
  • 3-4 dried figs are recommended a day to prevent anemia.
  • Deep breathing and light exercise like walking also helps in increasing the red blood cell in the body and thus treats the anemia.
  • Various yoga asanas like sarvangasana, paschomittanasana, uttanpadasana and shavasana are also beneficial.

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