To combat anaemia, which in most cases is caused by a lack of iron in the blood, it is recommended to include foods high in iron, which are usually dark in colours, such as beets, plums, black beans and nuts.
It is recommended that these foods are included in the daily diet and should preferably be consumed together with a food source of vitamin C since this vitamin favours the absorption of iron at the intestinal level.
In addition, vegetables and fruit juices also help in combating anaemia.
Some top home remedies that help fight anaemia are
- Pineapple juice.
Pineapple juice with parsley is excellent for fighting anaemia because parsley has iron, and pineapple has vitamin C, which enhances iron absorption.
- Two slices of pineapple;
- One glass of water;
- Some parsley leaves;
Blend the ingredients in a blender and drink immediately after preparation. Pineapple can be substituted for orange or apple.
- Orange, carrot and beet juice
Orange, carrot and beetroot juice are great for fighting anaemia because it is rich in iron.
150 grams of raw or cooked beets (about two thick slices);
- One small raw carrot;
- Two oranges with plenty of juice;
- Honey to taste to sweeten.
Put the beets and carrots in a blender or food processor to extract as much juice as possible. Then, add the mixture to the pure orange juice and drink it immediately to make the most of its medicinal properties.
- Moringa tea
Moringa tea is an excellent option to fight anaemia, as moringa is rich in iron; therefore, its daily consumption can increase the amount of haemoglobin per red blood cell and the number of red blood cells as the total level of iron in the blood.
- 10 grams (1 tablespoon) of moringa leaves;
- 250 ml of water.
Place the moringa leaf in water over medium heat until boiling, and put one tablespoon of moringa leaves, cover and leave it for 5 minutes. Strain and drink 2 cups a day.
- Plum juice
Plum juice is also great for fighting anaemia because it is rich in vitamin C, which increases iron absorption from plant-based foods.
- 100 g of plum;
- 600 ml of water.
Put the ingredients in the blender and beat well. After sweetening the plum juice, it is ready to be drunk.
- Cabbage with quinoa stir-fry
The kale with quinoa stir-fry has a good amount of iron, making it a good option for vegetarians or vegans.
- One bunch of kale, cut into thin strips;
- One sliced garlic;
- olive oil;
- salt to taste;
- 1 cup ready-to-eat quinoa.
Place the cabbage, garlic and oil in a large skillet or wok and constantly stir to reduce. If necessary, add 2-3 tablespoons of water to avoid burning the sauté; when it is ready, add the quinoa and season to taste with salt and lemon.
- Black Bean and Ground Beef Wrap
A good meal for anaemia is to eat a wrap filled with black beans and ground beef, with a spicy flavour, a typical Mexican food, also known as ‘taco’ or ‘burrito’.
- One sheet of wrap;
- Two tablespoons of ground beef (beef) seasoned with pepper;
- Two tablespoons of cooked black beans;
- Fresh spinach leaves seasoned with lemon.
Just put the ingredients inside the wrap, roll up and eat next.
- Black-eyed pea salad with tuna
The black-eyed pea salad with tuna is also rich in iron and can be a good option for lunch or dinner or to eat post-workout.
- 200 g of cooked black-eyed peas;
- One can of tuna;
- 1/2 chopped onion;
- chopped parsley leaves;
- Olive oil;
- 1/2 lemon;
- Salt to taste.
Sauté the onion until golden and add the already-cooked black-eyed peas. Then add the raw, canned tuna and the parsley and season with salt, olive oil and lemon to taste.
- Beetroot salad with carrots
This salad is delicious and is an excellent option to accompany meals.
- One large carrot;
- 1/2 beetroot;
- 200 g of cooked chickpeas;
- Salt and lemon to taste.
Grate the carrots and beets (raw), add the already-cooked chickpeas and season with salt and lemon to taste.
- Lentil burger
The lentil burger has a lot of iron, making it a good option for those who are Lacto-vegetarians because it does not have meat. However, it is possible to remove the cheese from the preparation and thus serve vegans and strict vegetarians.
- 65 g macaroni with letters; hemp milkshake with plantain
- 200 g of cooked lentils;
- Four tablespoons of breadcrumbs;
- One onion;
- Parsley to taste;
- 40 g grated Parmesan cheese;
- Four tablespoons of peanut butter;
- One tablespoon of yeast extract;
- Two tablespoons of tomato paste;
- Four tablespoons of water.
Cook the pasta for 8 minutes and, when ready, put it in a container. Add the cooked lentils, breadcrumbs, onion, parsley and Parmesan cheese. Mix well and reserve.
Mix the peanut butter, tomato sauce, and yeast in another container and add the hot water. Mix well to form a homogeneous paste. Add the lentil mixture and mix well. Then, take some of the medicines and create the hamburger. Finally, grease the skillet with a bit of coconut oil and cook.