A normal adult is supposed to have 4.5 to 5.5 litres of blood in their body. Research by the World Health Organization has proven that having enough amount of blood in the body is vital. It helps to regulate the body temperature and fights against various infection and disease.
A person is more likely to fall sick if they lack enough blood. However, there are several food products, especially leafy vegetables which helps to provide more blood in the body. See them below;
1. Pumpkin leafs or Ugu.
It is also one of the most famous and most loved type of vegetables across Nigeria and Africa at large. It contains a healthy amount of vitamin that helps to improve blood flow and circulation in the body. Ugu or pumpkin leaves also helps to boost the body's immune system and fights off diseases. It can be made into juice or better still made into vegetable sauce.
2. Spinach or Water leaf.
Water leafs are a very nutritious vegetable found in the beginning of the planting season. They are very rich in lots of amazing nutrients such beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin A and carotenoids. Its just sad to see that water leaf is one of the most underrated and undervalued vegetables in Nigeria. It is known as water leaf mainly because it contains lots of water. And consuming foods with fresh water contents helps a lot to improve blood amount in the body, especially if its a vegetable.
3. Bitter leaf.
Bitter leaf actually have a very bitter taste and so many people can’t withstand it. But that doesn't make it less healthier than it could be. This plant have a lot impressive health benefits to the body which includes the increase in blood flow. This popular leaf has also been proven to possess lots of antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is much better and healthier when it is made into juice for drinking. It can also be added to soups and stews.
Source: NAFDAC website, Healtguide.ng, Guardian.ng
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