Q. How to manage my recurrent anemia with diet?

Answered by
Shariff Safina Moushin Noushina
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 18, 2020

Hello doctor,

I have recurring anemia for years now. I do not know how to manage it via diet.



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I will give you a few food lists and guidelines to incorporate in your daily diet schedule.

Include iron rich foods. If you are non-vegetarian then you can also include egg yolk, chicken liver, fish along with other veg foods.

If you are a vegetarian then you can include soybean, sprouts, garden cress seeds, oats, couscous, broken wheat, pomegranate, apple, banana, green leafy vegetables.

Squeeze lemon on your veggies, meat, and salad as vitamin C helps in absorption of iron.

You can also take fresh lime juice or orange juice with your meals.

Avoid taking any caffeine with or immediately after meals, caffeine hinder iron absorption.

You can cook your meals on iron tawa or iron pots.

Also avoid taking calcium and iron together, as calcium also hinders in iron absorption. For example, if you are taking calcium and iron supplements, do not take it together, keep duration in between two supplementations.

I hope this helps.

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