Natural Products to Control Anaemia

Anaemia is the medical term for an iron deficiency in the body. Women tend to be more anaemic than men. It can be a particular problem if they have heavy menstrual bleeding, but it can happen to anyone. A large number of women become anaemic when they are pregnant as the growing baby competes for a limited supply of iron. You may be given iron supplements by your family doctor if you are an anaemic. However, they will want to carry out some tests first to determine the cause of the iron deficiency. Here are some wholly natural juices that will help you to prevent anaemia in the first place.

Iron is a vital mineral for a healthy body. The body uses iron to make haemoglobin which is present in our red blood cells. These are made in the red bone marrow. Red blood cells transport oxygen from the lungs to all the tissues in the body, where it is required to make energy. When you are anaemic you certainly lack energy. You feel very tired, have weak hair and nails, a pale skin colour and possible heart palpitations and breathlessness. Here are a few healthy and totally natural juice recipes that can help treat anaemia and even prevent it from developing in the first place!

Juices for treating and preventing anaemia

Beetroot and carrot juice

Beet-and-spinach

Beetroots contain a great concentration of iron that will help treat and prevent anaemia. By adding carrots to this recipe you are helping the body to absorb the iron that the beetroot is delivering. The brewer’s yeast is another excellent source of iron.

Ingredients

  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 tablespoons of brewer’s yeast
  • 1 glass of water

Method

Wash the beetroot and carrot thoroughly in fresh water. Blend them along with one glass of water. Once the mixture is well blended, add the brewer’s yeast. Drink chilled preferably before breakfast.

Parsley juice drink

The taste of this juice is quite strong and may take a while to get used to. However, you should persevere because it is an excellent remedy for treating and preventing anaemia. Parsley is a herb which contains a lot of iron. By combining it with the vitamin C rich lemon juice, it will also help your body absorb it better. Drink this juice just before your main meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 glass of water

Method

Always start by washing all the ingredients well in fresh water. Then, chop the parsley into pieces, and place in a blender along with the glass of water. Finally, squeeze the juice into the mixture. Blend until it reaches a watery consistency. If it is too thick you can dilute with some more water.

The taste can be a bit strong, but try to drink it remembering that it is an excellent remedy for your anaemia. Only drink small quantities to begin with if you find it very unpleasant.

Spinach, beetroot and berry juice

Beet red

This is a very nutritious juice that provides a great deal of iron. All of the ingredients are iron-rich and have been used in traditional anaemia remedies for centuries: spinach, berries, and beetroots. If you can get the organic versions of the ingredients they will contain even more iron! You could even try growing them yourself.

This is a very tasty juice that can be drunk before dinner every day of the week.

Ingredients:

  • 5 handfuls of berries
  • 3 small radishes
  • 1 beetroot
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 glass of water
  • Half a tablespoon of brewer’s yeast

Method

Wash all the ingredients well in fresh water. Then chop up the berries, radishes, spinach, and beetroots into small pieces and add them to a blender.

Add a glass of water and blend into a smooth and uniform consistency. It will turn a characteristic beetroot bright red colour. Right at the end of blending add the brewer’s yeast.  This is a perfect and delicious supplement for increasing your daily iron intake.

Drink the juice slowly.  You should always consume these juices just after you have prepared them, so as to benefit from their fresh nutrients.

Make one (or all!) of these juices part of your daily diet and your anaemia can be a thing of the past!

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