Anemia smoothie

Anemia smoothie

  • “Anemia is a condition in which you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your tissues,” states Mayo Clinic.
  • Anemia causes fatigue, weakness, and even fainting, low levels of certain vitamins or iron and blood loss. If untreated anemia can lead to hormonal imbalances. There are many different types of anemia, with different causes. The most common cause is loss of blood.
  • Make sure to see your doctor or health practitioner if you suspect anemia, as it may be the symptom of an underlying condition.  A simple blood test can tell you how serious or severe your condition is.
  •  “You may be able to prevent some types of anemia by eating a healthy, varied diet,” Mayo Clinic adds.
  • Apricots:
  • Anemia is often caused by iron deficiency, meaning a lack of iron in the diet. Apricots are a great source of iron and copper, which stimulate the production of hemoglobin.
  • Avocados:
  • They are a great source of copper and iron. Avocados aid in red blood cell regeneration.
  • Bananas: 
  • They are high in iron, and stimulate the production of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen throughout the body. Bananas are also rich in folic acid (folate), which  is a form of vitamin B. Our body needs folic acid to make and maintain new cells
  • Berries:
  • These super-foods are loaded with vitamins and minerals and also aid in the absorption of iron.
  • Chia seeds:
  • The treasured Chia seeds are packed with iron.
  • Spinach:
  • The leafy green champion as Popeye proclaimed is a great source of iron. Spinach provides 5% of the recommended daily iron value in each cup.
  • Watermelon:
  • This fruit is a favorite amongst many, and is a great source of iron. One cup of watermelon provides about 2% of the recommended daily value.
  • Blend the following ingredients:
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 3 fresh apricots
  • 1/2 a cup of berries
  • 2 cups of chopped watermelon (optional)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup of green tea
  • Make sure ingredients are organic.
  • Enjoy!
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  • As always: Check with your health practitioner before you change your diet and see if this is right for you. This drink is not meant to replace any treatment or drugs you are taking.
  • REFERENCES:
  • 1. Staff, Mayo Clinic. “Anemia.” Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 08 Mar. 2013. Web. 28 Oct. 2013.

 

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