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Suggest diet which will helps to increase hemoglobin in blood.

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suggest diet which will helps to increase heamoglobin in blood.
Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2012 in Diet Plans
Answered by Dr. Mitaly 49 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

In order to increase Hemoglobin, having iron XXXXXXX diet is quite important.

1) Vegetarian diet includes beans and pulses as kidney beans (rajma), soya beans, chick peas, XXXXXXX leafy vegetables as spinach, methi, drumstick, beetroot, carrot, tomato.

Ragi is very high in iron content and if taken regularly can elevate hemoglobin levels.

2) Fruits as plums, strawberries, banana, dry fruits as almonds, kiwi fruit, and raisins.

3) Breakfast Cereals, egg yolk, jaggery, brown bread are again high in iron.

4) Non vegetarian sources are seafood, beef, fishes, salmon, and oysters.

Iron is absorbed best when taken along with Vitamin C so you can also increase intake of citrus fruits and take Vitamin C tablet daily along.

But do remember that the hemoglobin is increased with diet only if there is no underlying cause of low iron as worm infestation, kidney issues etc.

Hope this answers your query. I will be available for follow up query if any. Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.

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