If you generally feel weak and tired 24/7 even after chugging on energy drinks, you probably need to go get yourself checked as you might have anemia. Some other symptoms of anemia to confirm your doubt are tiredness, lethargy, heart palpitations, sensitivity towards cold, shortness of breath, chronic heartburn, increased sweating and vomiting. A diet rich in iron, vitamin C, folic acid and vitamin B12 is vital for anyone with anemia.
Though it is advised to receive medical help, you can speed up the recovery by including these superfoods in your diet to fight anemia like a soldier. Read on for food items other than the common beets or spinach.
Look on the bright side. Now, you get to order the elaborate and fancy-looking seafood platter at your favourite restaurant, and no one can say anything about it as it is for your health. Seafood such as clams, scallops, salmon, tuna, mussels, cuttle fish, and oysters are all high in iron. You could make different dishes with these 3 times a week and feast on them.
Oats are super healthy for you. They are packed with iron, vitamin B and vitamin B12. Oats is also great in reducing the stubborn belly fat around your waist. Eat a bowl full of oats in any form to get healthy in all phases of your life.
Nuts are just so tasty to eat and like we have mentioned before in other articles, it is a great snack to munch on. Tree nuts are really rich in iron, especially pistachios. This salty and green treat is going to help you get rid of anemia and in the most delightful way. Grab a handful of nuts every morning, or make a bowl of nuts your breakfast if you must.
Tomatoes are a juicy, tangy fruit that is filled with a ton of flavor to make any dish tasty. This berry is also packed with vitamin C, E and lycopene, all of which really help people with anemia. Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron more easily and vitamin E helps maintain the health of your skin and hair. Beat anemia to look flawless.
5. Dark chocolate
The tastiest item on this article! Everyone’s mouth waters when you talk about chocolates, so when you have to eat it for good health, you must consume it right away. Eat two pieces of dark chocolate per day to beat anemia and keep it at bay.
Mushrooms are truly a great source of iron. They are loaded with riboflavin, niacin, iron and beta-glucans, substances that keep your immune cells alert. Eat these nutritious and iron-filled “fun”gi once every week.
Start your morning with your favourite egg recipe. It is loaded with vitamins, proteins and other great nutrients to help your body deal with anemia. Add it to rice, have it with your roti, boil it or even eat it raw, have it any way you like.
A great thing about these 7 ingredients is that you can even feed it to your babies.