I received an email from someone the other day asking for advice on what foods he should eat to help get rid of his anemia. For those of you who don’t know, anemia is actually a condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin. Without the right amount of hemoglobin your red blood cells can’t use the oxygen that you breathe into your body, your cells and organs in your body do not function properly and you eventually feel fatigued.
Anemia is considered the most common blood condition in the U.S., as it affects about 3.5 million Americans. Women, and people with chronic diseases, are often at increased risk of anemia. Some of the conditions associated with anemia are sickle cell anemia, Iron-deficiency anemia, vitamin deficiency and bone marrow and stem cell problems, but there are known foods that can help get rid of, prevent, or reduce the severity of anemia. Continue reading “How to Avoid Anemia as a Vegetarian”