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How balanced diet can help cure Anemia

According to the National Family Health Survey 2020-21, 57 per cent of women aged between 15-49 years of age are suffering from symptoms of anemia. With the large numbers of women suffering from anemia, early detection and treatment of Anemia is essential for overall good health..

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 1 May 2022, 2:29 pm

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An increasing number of people in India, particularly women, are suffering from Anemia. Anemia is a disease in which the level of Haemoglobin in the blood decreases. Because of this, the ability of the blood to carry oxygen to the cells is reduced. Hence, those suffering from anemia faces health problems such as fatigue, irritability, decrease in physical and mental work capacity.

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According to the National Family Health Survey 2020-21, 57 per cent of women aged between 15-49 years of age are suffering from symptoms of anemia. With the large numbers of women suffering from anemia, early detection and treatment of Anemia is essential for improving overall productivity and good health of women employees at work.

But one need not worry as anemia can be treated. Although there is no specific treatment for the disease, it is believed that the main reason for most of the anemia is lack of balanced nutrition. Hence, this disease can be cured by providing nutritious diet, medicines and proper counseling, say health experts.

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Although, there are different types of anemia, including Iron deficiency anemia, Hemolytic anemia and Pernicious anemia among others, experts recommend nutritious diet rich in vitamins and minerals in the treatment of anaemia. In the case of iron-deficiency anemia, one needs to have foods that are rich in iron, vitamin C, vitamin B12, and folate.

According to MedicineNet, food rich in iron include - spinach, watercress, kale, raisins, apricots, prunes, chicken and iron-fortified cereals and bread. Food rich in vitamin C include - tomatoes, grapefruit, kiwis, oranges, plums, strawberry etc. Food rich in vitamin B12 are eggs, chicken, redd meat, fish and cereals and rice.

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First published:1 May 2022, 2:29 pm

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