The possible causes of anemia include: heavy blood loss (e.g. menstruation), excessive destruction of red blood cells (e.g. medication) and poor diet that lacks vital blood-building nutrients.
Diet suggestions to help in treating anemia naturally:
Increase intake of foods that are rich in vitamin B12 and iron, like barley grass, rice bran, brewer’s yeast, bee pollen, soy foods, yogurt, alfalfa sprouts and algae (spirulina and chlorella). Eat a variety of whole, unprocessed, raw foods that are rich in vitamins, iron and folic acid. Increase intake of chlorophyll, the ‘blood’ of plants, to effectively build iron-rich blood. Examples of other foods: kidney beans, lima beans, molasses, sesame and flaxseeds.
Recommended juicer recipes to treat anemia
Juice any two or three of the following, drink frequently and rotating them. These combinations can also be used after a quick weight loss diet to get your strength back up.
Celery juice helps balance the blood’s pH, while spinach provides folic acid and iron that are important for people with this condition. Add an apple for its iron content and for its sweet taste. Alfalfa sprouts and wheatgrass are powerful blood healing tonic chlorophyll. Juice and add two teaspoons of spirulina or chlorella powder.
Raw spinach juice can be a bit strong and unpalatable. If you are a beginner, use less spinach and more of the others, slowly increasing as you go. Celery’s sodium gives natural juices a pleasant savory taste. The alfalfa sprouts and wheatgrass are also pleasant and easily mix with the other produce.
The high content of iron in beets regenerates and reactivates the red blood cells and supplies fresh oxygen to the body. Combined with carrot, this natural juice recipe will quickly nourish anemia sufferers in the hemoglobin department.
If you are not accustomed to beets, use less beets initially and more carrots. Gradually increase the proportion of beets till about four or five ounces each time.