5 Best Natural Ways To Increase Your Hemoglobin Levels

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Iron is an important nutrient in our body. It's the essential mineral which forms the main component in our blood. That important component is called Hemoglobin.

Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein present in our blood which is responsible for carrying oxygen and other important nutrients in our body and that's the primary reason why it's important for us to maintain proper Hemoglobin levels for the smooth functioning of our body.

Hemoglobin ranges from 14 - 18 g/dl in adult men to 12 - 14 g/dl in adult women. When the hemoglobin levels are low in a body, it can cause fatigue, headache, dizziness, shortness of breath and other complications.

If the hemoglobin levels are severely low, then it may cause a condition like anemia with other serious complications.

According to a report by UNICEF published in 2011, around 56% teenage girls in India could be anaemic. Also, conditions like malnutrition and anemia affects major parts in the Indian subcontinent.

Who needs iron?

Everyone needs iron but specifically pregnant women, menstruating women, small children and patients who are recovering from an illness. Menstruating women needs more iron because their body is loosing more blood.

Your body needs iron in this case because if you don't then you might risk yourself to a condition like anemia.

So what can be done to cure the problem of low hemoglobin levels? Here are 5 natural ways which help increase hemoglobin in your blood.

#1: Eat foods rich in iron

Low hemoglobin levels are caused by the iron deficiency in blood. The foods rich in iron includes leafy green vegetables. beetroot, spinach, red meat, whole eggs, apples, pomegranate, pumpkin seeds, apricots, dates, almonds, raisins.

#2: Increase your Vitamin C intake

It's important to eat enough Vitamin C because it helps absorb iron in your body. Eating Vitamin C rich foods like oranges, lemons, bell peppers, papayas, grapefruit, broccoli and tomatoes can help improve hemoglobin levels.

#3: Avoid iron blockers

If you have low hemoglobin levels then you should avoid having or skip foods like tea, coffee, beer, wine, cold drinks etc because they blocks the iron absorption in your body.

#4: Increase your folic acid intake

A body low in folic acid will automatically lead to low hemoglobin levels because folic acid is required to make red blood cells in our body. Consider eating foods high in folic acid like green leafy vegetables like spinach, beetroot, sprouts, beans, bananas and chicken liver.

Beetroot though is highly recommended because it helps increase red blood cell count because of its high folic acid and fibre content.

#5: Drink Nettle tea

Nettle is a herb loaded with Vitamin B, iron, Vitamin C and many more vital nutrients. Just add two nettle leaves to boiling water and enjoy this healthy drink. You can add a little honey according to your taste. Drink it twice a day for better results.

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