Mangaluru, March 26: Haemoglobin is protein based component. It is located in red blood cells which gives blood red appearance. Roughly, normal haemoglobin values are
What are the problems (symptoms) with low haemoglobin?
Haemoglobin transports oxygen from lungs to cells throughout the body. Low haemoglobin means low oxygen in blood. In order to compensate lowered oxygen in blood, the body tries to enhance the output of the heart. This results in many adverse conditions.
The main symptom is fatigue (tiredness).Shortness of breath, head ache, Coldness in hands, feet, and chest pain, lack of concentration, sore tongue and some other problems.
How to increase Haemoglobin level naturally?
It is always advisable to increase haemoglobin naturally. There are many fruits and vegetables available for us to increase haemoglobin naturally.
A part from being healthy Pomegranate is delicious too. The fruit contains three times of antioxidants of green tea. It contains vitamins A, C, E, folic acid Iron.
By taking this fruit in any form supplies iron to blood and thus, reduce the symptoms caused due to lower haemoglobin. Diabetic patients can also take this fruit.
Dates or dried dates are considered as nutritious. Along with iron they contain Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium and vitamins A and B. Dates can boost your energy level too.
This fruit provides Iron along with high levels of Proteins, Carbohydrates, Potassium, Vitamin C and vitamin B.As the Iron content in watermelon is high it boosts the level of stamina and energy.
All berries (Blackberries, Blueberries, Cranberries, and Strawberries) contain Iron. These fruits along with Iron contain lots of Antioxidants, Vitamin A and E.
Iron rich vegetables:
All types of Legumes are best plant based food enriched with Iron.
(Legumes include-Soya nuts, Red kidney beans, Lima beans, Lentils, Fava beans, Edamame, Chickpeas, Black-eyed peas, Black beans, Anasazi beans, Adzuki beans)
Green leafy vegetables:
Green leafy vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals. Green leafy vegetables contain vitamin A, C, K, Calcium and Iron. One cup of Spinach has nearly 6mg of Iron. Curry leaf is rich in iron, vitamin A and C. Drumstick or Moringa leaves contain high calcium, iron and vitamins.
There are many reasons to eat Pumpkin seeds. They are good sources of Iron, Omega-3 fatty acids and zinc. The better way to eat them is as they are. One more simple way is to add them to a salad and eat.
Comparatively, Vegetarian sources of Iron are less readily absorbed. So, vegetarians at especially pre-menopausal females should take slightly higher iron intake. It is advisable to take these foods along with foods which contain vitamin C it will be more helpful for curing Iron deficiency.