Monday, March 31, 2014

ANAEMIA Protection

You are pale, listless and feeling weak. Almost everything is too much trouble, even getting out of bed in the morning. It could be anemia.

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type. Because it is the red blood cell that carries oxygen thought the body, the effect are caused by a lack of oxygen in the tissues and the resultant attempts by the heart and lungs to compensate of this lack.

Adolescent girls with marginal iron stores may become iron-deficient from menstruation.

  • Avoid beer, ice-cream and soft drinks as they contain additives that interfere with iron absorption.
  • Tennis in tea, polyphenols in coffee and cadmium from cigarettes also all interface with iron absorption and should be avoided.
  • Eat more food sources of iron such as green, leafy vegetables, liver, poultry, fish, wheat germ, fruit and iron-fortified cereal. Other foods boost iron absorption such as citrus fruit, tomatoes and strawberries.
  • For snacks, choose raising or a couple of dried apricots.