Anemia is the most common blood condition in America, currently affecting about 3.5 million American adults. This condition develops when the blood is deficient in healthy blood cells or hemoglobin, which is the major part of red blood cells.
Given that hemoglobin is protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen, if your hemoglobin count is abnormal or low, the cells will receive less oxygen. This leads to fatigue, since the organs fail to get what they need to function properly.
There are over 400 different types of anemia, out of which anemia caused by iron deficiency is the most common. As a matter of fact, 1 in 10 teenage girls suffer from anemia due to not eating the right food as well as for their monthly blood loss.
Red Blood Cells
Poor dietary choices, heavy metal poisoning, prolonged medication, and menstruation can cause anemia. With a few changes to your diet, you can reintroduce iron into your system and get your red blood cells back up-to-speed.
The lack of oxygen in an anemic person leaves them fatigued, weak, and pale, with heart palpitations, and weak hair and nails. Iron is vital for synthesis of red blood cells and hemoglobin. Here are some beneficial juices that you can start with, to rebuild your red blood cells.
Juices to treat and beat anemia
1. Beet Anemia
Beetroot is one of the foods that are rich in iron, and carrots make the iron absorption easier. Brewer’s yeast is added as an excellent ally for iron, great for relieving headaches and lowering blood sugar in diabetics.
– 4 medium-sized beetroots
– 4 carrots
– ½ lemon
– 2 tablespoons of brewer’s yeast*
Wash and cut the beetroots, carrots and lemon. Run them through your juicer. Once they are juiced, add the brewer’s yeast. Mix and drink. Drink this before breakfast to give you an iron boost all day long. Lemon is an excellent addition in this juice to not only enhance the taste but to ensure better nutrients absorption.
Note *: Brewer’s yeast is used to help your body’s natural iron absorption. Do not use brewer’s yeast if you’ve got candida infections or similar fungal diseases.
2. Spinach, Beetroot and Berry Juice
This juice also has a rich content of iron. The presence of vitamin C in this combo just makes the absorption of iron easier. Check the recipe!
– 1 cup of red berries
– 3 small radishes
– 2 handfuls of spinach
– 1 beetroot
– ½ lemon
Wash all the ingredients, chop the beetroot and radishes, and run everything through your juicer.
3. Parsley Juice
Parsley is an excellent source of iron and the presence of vitamin C improves its bioavailability.
– 1 bunch of parsley
– ½ lemon
– 1 cucumber
– 1 orange or green apple
Wash your ingredients well and put them through your juicer. They are best extracted using a masticating juicer. If using a blender, add one cup of almond milk (or water) for ease of blending.
Now you can add any of these juices to your daily juice menu, and let the natural foods do their miracle work in rebuilding your blood.