Raise your haemoglobin level, here are some iron-rich juices to boost health

Pumpkin juice
Pumpkin juice. Photo: JulijaDmitrijeva / iStockPhoto.com

Haemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells in the body. Haemoglobin helps to transport oxygen to various organs and cells and to transport carbon dioxide from these organs and cells back to the lungs. It is estimated that a healthy person has 12 to 20 grams of haemoglobin per 100 milliliters of blood. Haemoglobin is needed to provide energy to the body, improve immunity and regulate body temperature. Not having enough iron in the diet can lead to low haemoglobin levels and fatigue. There are many foods that provide iron, such as meat, fish, tofu, green peas, spinach, and beets. Now let's get to know some healthy drinks that help in increasing the haemoglobin level.

» Pumpkin juice: Pumpkin is good for health as it contains antioxidants, minerals, and iron. Its seeds are also rich in iron. Pumpkin seeds can be eaten alone as a snack or added to the juice. Put a few pieces of pumpkin in a blender and make pumpkin juice.

Spinach juice
Spinach juice. Photo: IngridsI / Shutterstock

» Spinach, mint juice: You can add 4 cups of spinach, 1 cup of mint leaves, and ½ cup water in a blender to make this juice. After straining this juice, add a few drops of lemon juice, 1 tsp turmeric, and Jeera powder. This juice is rich in iron, Vitamin A and C as well as helps in weight loss.

» Prune Juice: Prunes are dried plums. 3 milligrams of iron is there in ½ cup of prune juice. Soak five prunes in a quarter cup of water for 15-20 minutes and blend with one cup of water, one teaspoon of lemon juice, and two teaspoons of sugar.

Beetroot juice
Beetroot juice. Photo: Olgakr / iStockphoto.com

» Beetroot juice: Beetroot juice contains folate, manganese, potassium, iron, betaine, and vitamin C. It also helps in removing toxins from the liver. You can prepare beetroot juice by chopping two medium beetroots, adding cucumber and an inch of ginger, and putting them in a juicer. Strain the juice and add a few drops of lemon juice before drinking.

Flax seed smoothie
Flax seed smoothie. Photo: natashamam / Shutterstock

» Flax seed, sesame smoothie: Flax seeds, which are rich in iron, also strengthen bones. Sesame seeds are also rich in iron. One tablespoon of sesame seeds contains 1.31 mg of iron and minerals like copper, phosphorus, vitamin E, and zinc. Milk and honey can be added to these seeds and blended until they become a thick paste.

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