The word anemia when translated from Greek means – no blood. This widespread, but somewhat neglected disease, requires timely treatment, to avoid serious consequences for human health. One of the most effective and safest therapy for the treatment of anemia is to implement the “drug” of nature.
Anemia is a common disease among women, and is particularly widespread among pregnant women. Also, women who are often subjected to rigorous diets, generally do not consume sufficient amounts of iron in the body, and this is leading to emergence of anemia. There can be more serious causes for anemia, such as: internal bleeding (ulcer, hernia), hemorrhoids, poor absorption of iron (celiac disease, Crohn’s disease) or anemia due to increased or accelerated decomposition of erythrocytes.
Symptoms of anemia
This disease doesn’t always have clear and definite symptoms. Often the first symptoms appear only when the iron reserves are completely exhausted. Then a person starts to appear weak, has dizziness, rapid or irregular heartbeat, fatigue, broken nails, hair loss, loss of appetite, headaches, bleeding from the nose and gums…
It is important to do regular blood tests in order to detect the disease in time, and for the doctor to find the cause of anemia.
How to enter iron in your organism
The daily iron requirements vary and depend on the age, gender and reserves in the body. It is believed that children and women of childbearing age should consume about 15 milligrams of iron a day, while for men the need for this mineral is reduced to about 8 milligrams. For pregnant women, the daily iron requirements increase to about 30 milligrams.
It is believed that the iron in meat is easier to absolve in the organism, but that does not mean that vegetarians will certainly have iron deficiency. The health of the internal organs (liver, digestive tract) – is very important for the iron absorption. How our organism absolves the iron also depends from the correct combination of different food components.
Foods rich in iron
- Legumes (beans, peas, lentils, soy)
- Nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts)
- Cereals (whole grain)
- Pumpkin seeds
There are a number of recipes that are very effective and completely harmless in the treatment of this disease. The foods that showed best results in the fight against anemia are:
- Garlic – fresh or tincture
- Nettle – fresh, in the form of tea or drops
- Honey, pollen, royal jelly, honeydew (forest honey)
- Dandelion – leaf or root
Recipe #1: Nettle tea – Pour 8 tablespoons of finely chopped nettle leaves in a 1l of boiling water. Let it stay for two hours, then strain it and drink throughout the day.
Recipe #2: Breakfast rich in iron – Pour soy milk over 5 to 6 tablespoons of oat flakes. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Before the meals drink a juice squeezed from oranges with 1 teaspoon of honey.