Jan 27, 2010

Healthy tips for prevntion of Anemia

Anemia is increasing in today’s world due to people’s craving for junk food and also due to heavy unhealthy race of life. People have no time to spend time for them and they even don’t care to eat a healthy food. The problem is not that people have no money but that they have no time. Earlier women were having time to spend some time when their children go to school. But now women are also started going to offices and there are successful professionals also. They work hard utterly disregarding their physical and mental health. Their sole aim is to reach new heights in life and earn money to acquire social status.

Women generally find time to give nutritious food to their husbands and children, without taking care of them. The result is Anemia. The hemoglobin starts diminishing and she becomes pale day by day. The Rh factor in the blood should never be allowed to go below 12 which is the minimum. But in India most women have RH below 12.While working, they start fading. Oxygen in blood decreases and they start to develop a kind of chest tightedness while breathing. They even doubt it as Asthma. The chances of having Anxiety increases.Only in a healthy body there can be a healthy mind. That is one of the reasons why Depression is higher among women.

Food rich in iron is the only short -cut to get rid of anemia. The iron content in non vegetarian foods(liver, cod liver oil etc.) are easily absorbed by the human body and if you are a vegetarian ,eat plenty of green leafy vegetables, dates, currants, black grapes, beet –roots,carrots,beans,etc.But the fastest way to get rid of anemia is to eat liver and meat.

You can have iron supplements too. The iron supplements alone may temporarily shoot up your Hemoglobin, But will revive back to the earlier stage sooner, so it is advisable to eradicate anemia by taking food rich in iron.
Eating a balanced diet that includes food from the iron rich food list can help prevent iron deficiency.

Iron Deficiency Anemia is a condition where a person has inadequate amounts of iron to meet body demands. It is a decrease in the amount of red cells in the blood caused by having too little iron.

Recommended daily intake of iron

Children from birth to age 6 months - 10 mg daily

Children from ages 6 months to 4 years - 15 mg daily

Females ages 11 to 50 - 18 mg

Females over age 50 - 10 mg

Pregnant women - 30 to 60 mg

Males ages 10 to 18 - 18 mg

Males over age 19 - 10 mg

Food Miligrams of iron per 100 g food 

chicken/beef liver- 8.8

cooked beef- 5.5
cooked turkey meat -4.8

sardines- 4.0

tuna fish in oil- 1.2
cooked chicken 0.8

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