Let's start with understanding what haemoglobin is. According to Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja, Fortis Hospital, "Haemolglobin is an iron-rich protein present in red blood cells, which is responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. Maintaining haemoglobin level is of utmost importance as any kind of imbalance might lead to fatigue, shortness of breath, poor appetite and more. And significantly low haemoglobin level often leads to conditions like anaemia." And as per an UNICEF report, anaemia is one such issue that has affected a large section of Indian population. Thus, it becomes important to maintain a healthy haemoglobin level to keep up an overall health. Healthy diet plays an important role in increasing/maintaining haemoglobin level in body.
According to health experts, one must include foods rich in iron, B vitamins, vitamin C, folic acid et al in their daily diet for a balanced haemoglobin level. One such fruit that helps boost haemoglobin is pomegranate (or anar).
How Pomegranate Helps Boost Haemoglobin:
Pomegranate is a rich source of iron, vitamins A, C, E, protein, calcium and several other essential nutrients. Many of these nutrients are dubbed to help boost your blood count. The ascorbic acid present in pomegranate may also help boost the iron content in the body, regulating blood count. This is why it is often suggested to include at least one glass of pomegranate juice (homemade) in your diet to ensure a healthy haemoglobin levels in your body.
Here we bring you a pomegranate juice recipe that will make a perfect addition to your diet to help boost haemoglobin. Besides pomegranate, this juice also includes beetroot and aloe vera - each of these ingredients help fight anaemia.
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How Beetroot And Aloe Vera Help Prevent Anaemia:
According to Ayurvedic expert Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, "Beetroot is an excellent source of iron and vitamin C - the nutrients that help prevent anaemia."
On the other hand, aloe vera is also enriched with vitamin C, antioxidants and several other nutrients and can help stimulate bone marrow that creates red and white blood cells.
How To Make Pomegranate Juice For Haemoglobin:
To make this juice, you need to take 1 aloe vera leaf, half cup beetroot, 2 cups of pomegranate juice and 1/4th tsp black pepper powder.
Now, peel the aloe vera rind and scrape out the gel. To that, add chopped beetroot and pomegranate juice and blend. Finally, add some black pepper powder and serve.
Click here for the step-by-step recipe.
Try this juice today for an overall health. Eat healthy, stay fit!
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