Food to fight anemia

Anemia affects millions of people. Most of them are women. The feeling is certainly bad, and in addition to medication, you can also fight against anemia by changing your diet.

What happens in our body? Anemia or anemia occurs when the number of red blood cells is too low and the level of hemoglobin in the blood falls below normal.

Iron and proteins are key, it is necessary that the body is supplied with oxygen and nutrients.

The main symptom is a feeling of weakness, but there are also tingling in the legs and arms, lethargy, depression, poor memory; you don’t have enough iron, you lack vitamin B12 or folic acid; you are more susceptible to infections, …

That is why you must enrich your diet with foods rich in iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid. Here are some suggestions.

Food against anemia

Soy and cereals

Most leguminous plants are rich in iron, but you should choose them carefully, because some also contain phytic acid, which makes iron absorption difficult. However, you can solve this by soaking the grains in water overnight. However, of all leguminous vegetables, soy is the best against anemia. (Of course, be careful what kind of soy you buy, because GMO soy is the most on the market). You get half of your daily iron needs with just one cup of cooked soybeans. They are low in fat and high in protein.

In addition to iron, whole grains also contain phytic acid, but whole grain bread is made after fermentation of the grain, so the level of said acid is reduced. This bread is usually a better choice for health than ordinary bread, and you can make it yourself and mix it with corn flour.

It is advisable to include quinoa in your diet, which is a good substitute for rice. (Read more about it in the text Kino for resistance and strength).


Liver (pig, chicken, turkey, beef, etc.) is a rich source of iron, but also pure red meat. The body absorbs iron more easily through this food, and you also get vitamin B. For example, beef liver has more than 600 percent of your daily need for iron and vitamin B12.


Throw yourself on the pumpkin, and nibble on the pumpkin seeds. Don’t skip spinach and swiss chard, because they are rich in many vitamins and nutrients. If you can get your hands on nettles, that’s an even better choice. Look for them in clean and unpolluted places. Although, it is also useful to drink nettle tea – one cup a day. Let tomatoes be your salad choice more often, because it contains vitamin C, which supports the absorption of iron. Drink tomato juice instead of coffee, which can slow absorption.

For salads, force beets (boiled or in smoothies). You can grate it and squeeze it, then drink fresh juice, but if the taste is unpleasant to you, mix it with apple, orange or lemon juice. Beetroot cleanses the body and, of course, is rich in iron.


Pomegranate is full of vitamins C, A and E, fiber, potassium and iron. Consume it fresh or in the form of juice. Snack on dried apricots, which are rich in iron, as well as raisins. You can also consume fruits rich in vitamin C, to ensure that your body accepts iron better.

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