Haemoglobin is an iron rich protein that is seen in the red blood cells in the human body. It plays a major role in transporting oxygen to various parts of the body. Low haemoglobin levels can cause exhaustion, lack of appetite and anaemia. A UNICEF report points out that most women and children in India suffers health issues that is caused by low haemoglobin count.
Following a well balanced and nutrient rich diet can ensure that your haemoglobin levels do not go down. Noted nutritionist Loveneet Batra, in an Instagram post that she shared, spoke about the food items that should be included in the daily menu to maintain healthy haemoglobin levels.
Spinach is a rich source of iron that can increase the red blood cells and haemoglobin.
The iron in dates can increase the erythrocytes that can help in haemoglobin production. Besides iron, dates contain vitamin C, Vitamin B Complex and folic acid. These can prevent anaemia.
Iron and copper are required for the production of the red blood cells. Raisins are rich sources of these.
Finger millet, sorghum, little millet and barnyard millet could be included in the regular diet to increase haemoglobin and serum ferritin in the blood. Besides, these are excellent to cure iron deficiency.
Sesame seeds are storehouses of iron, folate, flavonoids and copper. This prevents anaemia by increasing the haemoglobin count.
Black current, dried apricot, drumstick leaves, tamarind, peanuts and toor dal are some of the food items that could be consumed to increase the haemoglobin count.