Low haemoglobin levels are a warning sign that must not be ignored. From keeping your energy levels high to keeping conditions like anaemia at bay, reports The Indian Express.Haemoglobin — an iron-rich protein in the red blood cells that helps carry oxygen to the various organs and tissues of the body — plays an important role.
Which is why, it is essential that it is kept within the normal range. While for men, the normal range is 13.5 to 17.5 grams per deciliter, for women it is 12.0 to 15.5 grams per deciliter.
Nutritionist Lovneet Batra listed some essential ingredients to boost the iron levels in the body which will help increase haemoglobin levels.
Loaded with iron, minerals and vitamins, beetroots help repair and reactivate red blood cells, which in turn increase the oxygen supply. Beetroot juice topped with carrots, oranges and even amla is an excellent combination to fight low haemoglobin levels.
She added that one can combine beetroots and pomegranates in a juice that can boost the iron and also clear your skin and make it glow.Lentil
Lentils are known to contain a significant amount of protein, fibre, complex carbohydrates, folate and manganese as well. A cup of lentil (dal) is recommended for essential iron intake in the body.
As a rich source of vitamin C, iron, fibre and potassium, pomegranates contain ascorbic acid which helps regulate the blood count. The haemoglobin levels rise up when they are added to one’s daily diet.
Folic acid deficiency is known to lead to low haemoglobin levels. Consuming green leafy vegetables, sprouts, dried beans, peanuts, bananas, broccoli are ways to boost the blood count.
Dates are known to contain high quantities of iron. However, diabetics should avoid consuming too much as they are known to contain high sugar content.