HOW TO BOOST BLOOD LEVELS PART 1
Iron is an essential element for blood production. About 70 percent of the body’s iron is found in the red blood cells called hemoglobin.
A.) FOODS RICH IN IRON - Beef is a great way to get some iron. How much iron do you need each day? It depends on age and gender. Men need 8 milligrams (mg). Women should get 18mg up to age 50, but only 8mg after that. If you’re pregnant, you need as much as 27mg.
B.) POULTRY - Poultry is a good source of iron, too. Try turkey, chicken. An 85g serving of chicken has about 2.3 mg of iron.
C.) DARK, LEAFY GREENS - There are lots of ways to prepare them. Steam or chop and add to your salad. You can even blend them into a smoothie.
D.) FISH - It’s a high-protein and low-fat way to add iron to your diet. And it doesn’t matter if it’s from a farm or caught in the wild. Tuna, sardines, mackerel, and haddock are good sources.
E.) SHRIMP AND OYSTERS - Shrimps and oysters are packed with it. Add some brown or enriched rice and you’ll turn it into an iron-rich treat.
F.) VEGETARIAN DELIGHTS - If you don’t eat meat, you can still get your iron. Tofu is a good choice. Or go for beans, like kidney beans.