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10:45 AM | 07-06-2019

My wife is suffering from low hemoglobin. Please let me know what diet is recommended.

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02:08 PM | 07-06-2019

Iron deficiency is the most common cause of low hemoglobin  levels that's why it is important to have a combination of both iron and vitamin C as the latter is a carrier rich molecule that can be used for better absorption of iron like intake of oranges, lemon, papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, grapefruit and tomatoes.
Folic acid, a B-complex vitamin, is required to make red blood cells and a folic acid deficiency automatically leads to a low level of hemoglobin Some good food sources of folic acid are green leafy vegetables, sprouts, dried beans, wheat germ, peanuts, bananas, broccoli and beetroot also along with an apple or pomegranate everyday.
Nettle is a herb that is a good source of B vitamins, iron, vitamin C and thus helps to balance the levels.
Avoid iron blockers like tea ,coffee,wine and cola drinks.
Exercise and eat a balanced diet.
 



02:12 PM | 07-06-2019

My mother was anemic all her life and the reason given by doctors was that her red blood cells had a different shape by birth. Sounds wierd to me. But this went on for all her life until she turned vegan around 2016 or so. She is 65 now.  She has changed her lifestyle to a vegan lifestyle, switched her cooked to whole food millets and rice. No sugar maida etc. She does not take diary. She was already regular in yoga and pranayama, but these food changes made drastic changes in her conditions. We also realised that her hemoglobin count became Normal is also good enough to donate blood.

Some of the key changes that will help

Remove all animal derived foods like diary eggs meat fish

sugar maida processed and packed foods

refined oils and foods containing refined oils

only fruits for breakfast till 12pm

green juice upon waking

Every 15 days fasting on juices or fruits or full raw

yoga and pranayama.

switch to oil free cooking

thanks and in 3-5 months it will become normal unless we don’t know about other complications you are suffering from.



02:11 PM | 07-06-2019

We can increase the Hemoglobin count naturally.

Red blood cells consist of a protein called haemoglobin. The main function of haemoglobin is to carry oxygen from lungs to other organs of the body.
Low level of haemoglobin means a less oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. It causes anaemia which is a very common disease among children and adults. The person suffering from anaemia.

A healthy body has the following haemoglobin levels in their body

14 to 18 g/dl for adult men, and
12 to 16 g/dl for adult women.

Let see how we can increase haemoglobin level:

Add spinach to your diet. Spinach is a rich source of iron. Haemoglobin consists of large part of iron. Spinach can be consumed in many ways either as a vegetable soup or spinach juice is highly beneficial for the body.

Increase the amount of iron-rich food in your diets such as onion, green leafy vegetables, banana, grapes, tomato, broccoli, pomegranate, apricot, watermelon, prunes, pumpkin seeds, dates, almonds, raisins, and amla.

Beetroot is wonderful vegetable and also an excellent way to increase the hemoglobin level in the body. It is high in iron, folic acid as well as fibre and potassium. A glass of plain beetroot juice does wonder to increase the red blood cell level in your body in just 7 days.

Eat Pomegranate.

Avoid- coffee, tea, junk foods, processed food, cold drinks kind off things which is not good for heatlh.

Physical Exercises is must. Have a brisk walk and do pranayama in the early morning.

Low hemoglobin levels can also be due to vitamin C deficiency. One can increase their Vitamin C intake by consuming food like Gooseberries or Amla are treated as an excellent source of Vitamin C, it also contains iron. Similarly, Apples are also a good source of iron. Try to have gooseberries and apple empty stomach a little before meals, it let the body absorb the nutrients faster.

Try out and take care.
 



01:56 PM | 07-06-2019

Women generally have lower haemoglobin than men i.e less than 12g/dl is abnormal and during pregnancy less than 10g/dl is to worry about. So if it's in these limits then not much to worry.

Coming to diet for low haemoglobin then it can be divided into three groups:

1. Iron rich- soyabean, dry fruits like dates,cashew etc, broccoli and cabbage, green beans, spinach, groundnuts

2. Folate rich - rice, black peas, lettuce, rajmah, spinach, peanuts and groundnuts

3. Iron absorbers- sweet potatoes, orange, carrot, mangoes

Also if very low haemoglobin count is found i.e less than 6g/dl then it would be due to severe anaemia and a doctor can be consulted.

02:55 PM | 07-06-2019

After going on a high raw I busted this myth that women have less than men 😊. Mine is on par now

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03:00 PM | 07-06-2019

A strict diet should be followed which consists of iron rich foods like beans and spinach.
It's also important to have food rich in folic acid, vitamins B6, B12 and C. 
These food items are responsible for maintaining the level of haemoglobin in our blood.
Cereals, peas, nuts, citrus fruits (vitamin C) and vegetables are also responsible for maintaining the level of haemoglobin.
Green leafy vegetables like kale and spinach are a rich source of iron. Broccoli also contains high amount of iron. A salad consisting of these is highly beneficial. 
Dates, dried fruits and nuts are also an important source of iron. 
Kidney beans, peanuts, black eyed peas are rich in folate which is essential to maintain right amount of level of haemoglobin.
Sweet potatoes and Cantaloupes are rich in vitamin A and vitamin B. These help in Maximum absorption of iron. 
 



02:08 PM | 07-06-2019

Good morning 

Give her a lot of fruits and dry fruits like raisins dates anjeer etc. Till 12 in the noon give her fruits only in form of smoothie or as it is.

Next give her vegetable juices you can make a red juice ( carrots, tomatoes, beetroot)
Green juice ( spinach, cucumber, lauki, mint leaves, coriander leaves etc) you can make your own combos.

Then before any cooked meal give a lot of salad
Also add Sprouts, nuts and seeds to her diet

You will get all the recipes on wellcure itself.

Take care


 



06:16 PM | 07-06-2019

For low hemoglobin diet management is:-
1)Dates
2)beetroot carrot tomato Durva grass juice
3)wheat grass juice
4)Jageery
5)sesame
6)pomegranate


Avoid :-
1)Sugar (instead of sugar take jaggery, honey) 
2)Wheat 
3)Maida
4)Excess salt - (replace with rock salt) 
5)White rice - (replace with millets) 
6)Refined oil - (replace with cold press oil) 
7)Tamarind - (replace lemon or dry mango powder) 


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