Thursday, September 4, 2008

Anemia home remedy

Here are a few tips to help if you have anemia.  Of course, you should always follow your doctors orders.

Anemia

  • Avoid drinking tea (regular, not herbal varieties) and coffee immediately after meals, as the tannin present in these interferes in the absorption of iron from the food.
  • Drink a cup of herbal tea mixed with 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses each day. This provides 80% of the iron needed in one day.
  • Foods high in iron: lean beef, lean pork, skinned poultry, shellfish, fish, liver, organ meats, egg yolks, pinto, kidney, lima, navy, chick peas, black-eyed peas, lentils, split peas, green peas, spinach, kale, collards, beet greens, chard, broccoli, raisins, prunes, figs, dates, dried peaches, dried apricots, nuts, peanut butter, whole grain breads.
  • Your body absorbs iron from meats easier than fruits and vegetables. To aid in the absorption of iron from fruits and vegetables, eat them with a good source of vitamin C.

Have a wonderful Thursday!
Jill Marie

2 comments:

naperdillygirl said...

Believe it or not, several years ago my doctor insisted that I drink ONE Guinness beer a day!  I am not able to take iron supplements for some reason, and I wasn't getting enough in my daily diet.  I was getting quite ill from the lack of it.  He told me that Guinness is one of the best sources of iron there is.  It has something to do with the way it's brewed and then how it's stored in iron containers.  Go figure, my doc wants me to drink.  So far it's been working however I can't always stomach it at night.  Thanks for the entry.  Sue

swmpgrly said...

Good to know as I am borderline anemic