Veggies: Beetroot, palak or spinach, green peas, rajma or kidney beans, cabbage, turnip, sweet potato and cauliflower are some vegetables that are easily available in the Indian market. If you have access to imported veggies try out broccoli, lima beans, collards and black beans. Beetroot is the best natural remedy to boost blood count, it has the ability to regenerate iron content and activates red blood cells, supplying fresh oxygen to the blood.

Fruits- Raisins, prunes, dried figs, apricots, apples, grapes and watermelons not only get the red blood cells flowing but also improve the blood count. Citrus fruits like oranges, amla or Indian gooseberry, lime and grapefruit help to attract iron. They play a very important role in increasing blood count.

Nuts- Some of us like them, some don’t; but all nuts have some amount of iron in them. The king of all nuts with the highest iron content is the humble almond. One ounce of almonds every day provides 6% of iron. Dry fruits and nuts can be purchased from any provision store in cities and towns. In fact, the good news is that almonds are the cheapest of all the other nuts and dry fruits available to us; a definite sign that Mother Nature does care.

Certain herbs can increase your hemoglobin content by helping your body in absorbing iron better. Withania, for instance, is an Ayurvedic herb, Using the dried powder of this herb can significantly increase hemoglobin content in the body. Nettle leaf is another useful herb that is a rich source of iron. Adding fresh chopped parsley to your foods can help add iron content in your food too. The other useful herb is Angelica. Though it is usually used for the treatment of menstrual cramps and menopause, Angelica can be useful for the treatment of anemia too.

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