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4 Home remedies for anemia

To fight anemia, which in most cases occurs because of the lack of iron in the blood, it is recommended you include iron-rich foods that are usually dark in color, such as beets, plums, black beans, and even chocolate.

That way, knowing a list of iron-rich foods is a great way to help treat the disease. To refresh and make the treatment more pleasant, some of these foods can be used to make yummy juices, which are excellent weapons against the disease but depending on the severity of the anemia, your doctor may prescribe iron supplementation.

See some of our great recipes against anemia.

1. Pineapple juice

4 Home remedies for anemia

Pineapple juice with parsley is great for fighting anemia because parsley has iron and pineapple has vitamin C that potentiates the absorption of iron.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices pineapple
  • 1 glass of water
  • some leaves of parsley

Preparation method

Beat the ingredients in a blender and drink immediately afterwards. You can replace pineapple with orange or apple.

2. Orange, carrot and beet juice

4 Home remedies for anemia

Orange, carrot and beet juice is also great for fighting anemia because these foods are very rich in iron.

Ingredients

  • 150 grams of raw or cooked beets (about 2 thick slices)
  • 1 small raw carrot
  • 2 oranges with plenty of juice
  • honey to sweeten

Preparation method

Pass the beets and carrots through a centrifuge or food processor to remove as much juice as possible. Then add the mixture to pure orange juice and drink immediately afterwards to take full advantage of its medicinal properties.

If you do not have these appliances, you can beat the juice in the blender without adding water and strain it.

3. Plum juice

4 Home remedies for anemia

Plum juice is also great for fighting anemia because it is rich in vitamin C, and therefore potentiates the absorption of iron from foods of plant origin.

Ingredients

  • 100 g of plum
  • 600 ml of water

Preparation method

Add all the ingredients in the blender and beat well. After sweetening the plum juice you can drink it straight after.

4. Sautéed cabbage with quinoa

4 Home remedies for anemia

This broth is delicious and has a good amount of iron, being a good option for the vegetarian.

Ingredients

  • 1 butter kale cut into thin strips
  • 1 sliced garlic
  • olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 glass of quinoa ready to consume

Method of preparation

Put the cabbage, garlic and olive oil in a large skillet or wok and stir constantly to reduce. If necessary you can add 2-3 tablespoons of water so that the braised mixture doesn't get burnt, when this is ready add the quinoa and season to taste with salt and lemon.

5. Black bean and ground beef wrap

4 Home remedies for anemia

A good meal for those with anemia is eating a wrap with black bean filling and ground beef with a spicy flavor, a typical Mexican food, also known as a 'taco' or 'burrito'.

Ingredients

  • 1 wrap sheet
  • 2 tablespoons of ground beef seasoned with pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cooked black beans
  • fresh spinach leaves seasoned with lemon

Method of preparation

Just put the ingredients inside the wrap, curl up and eat it.

If you wish you can substitute the wrap sheet for a crepioca that consists of bringing to the greased skillet 2 tablespoons of tapioca +1 egg.

6. Bean salad with tuna

4 Home remedies for anemia

This option is also rich in iron, and may be a good choice for lunch or dinner, or for post-workout eating.

Ingredients

  • 200 g of cooked black beans
  • 1 can of tuna
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • chopped parsley leaves
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt to taste

Method of preparation

Braise  the onion until it becomes golden brown and add the blackened beans already cooked. Then add the raw canned tuna, the parsley and season with salt, olive oil and lemon to taste.

7. Beet salad with carrot

4 Home remedies for anemia

This salad is delicious being a good option to accompany meals.

Ingredients

  • 1 large carrot
  • 1/2 beet
  • 200 g of cooked chickpeas
  • salt and lemon to taste

Method of preparation

Grate the carrot and beet (raw), add the chickpeas already cooked and season with salt and lemon to taste.

8. Lentil Burger

This lentil 'hamburger' is rich in iron, being a good option for those who are vegetarian because they have no meat.

Ingredients

  • 65 g of letter pasta
  • 200 g of cooked lentils
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 onion
  • parsley to taste
  • 40 g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon yeast extract
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 tablespoons water

Method of preparation

With this recipe you can make 4 to 6 burgers. First you must cook the letter pasta for about 8 minutes. Then add the pasta, lentils, flour, onion, parsley and parmesan cheese and mix well. In a clean bowl add the peanut butter, tomato paste, yeast extract and hot water, mix it well and then add it to the previous mixture. Make burger shapes and put in a greased skillet and grill each side for about 5 minutes.

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