The blood carries oxygen and other nutrients, including hormones, to every cell in the body. In addition to protecting the body from pathogens, the kidneys remove waste and poisons, and hormones are transported from the place of their creation to the organs that require them.
This helps to clarify why changes in blood pressure, for example, could have such serious consequences. Unfortunately, low quantities of red blood cells in the body (anaemia) are a typical side effect of many medical conditions. The Cleveland Clinic warns that anemia is a life-threatening condition because it results in a deficiency of healthy red blood cells, which are necessary for transporting oxygen and other nutrients to the body's tissues and organs.
A lack of healthy red blood cells has a profound effect on the body, causing symptoms including excessive fatigue and weakness, pale or yellow skin, irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or dizziness, and chest pain. These, and other consequences associated with anemia, can be avoided with regular preventative care.
Malt and milk are commonly used as a preventative measure or natural remedy because of the mistaken belief that this combination can increase the body's production of red blood cells. However, it should be noted that this is merely a myth, as there is no proof that either blood or milk may raise a person's red blood cell count.
In reality, doctors say that although though milk and malt both have important nutrients like calcium and protein, they do not contain enough of the critical minerals needed to improve red blood cell levels, including iron and folate, to actually raise blood pressure. For this reason, it is crucial to look for tried-and-true solutions for people with various types of anemia.
Fortunately, there are other meals that are even better at rapidly replenishing the body's blood supply than milk and malt. This article will take a look at a few examples of such foods:
1. Iron-rich foods
Medicalnewstoday reports that consuming more iron-rich meals can significantly boost the body's ability to make more red blood cells in persons with low haemoglobin. Iron increases red blood cell count via increasing haemoglobin count. Red meat, liver, kidney, beans, egg yolk, spinach, and other dark green vegetables are all good sources of iron.
Foods that are high in folic acid
Medicalnewstoday's Bethany Cadman writes that low levels of folate in the body cause red blood cell production to be severely impeded because red blood cells will not adequately mature, potentially leading to what is known as folate-deficiency anemia. Beef, spinach, rice, peanuts, black-eyed peas, kidney beans, lettuce, and avocados are all good examples of foods that are high in folate and can help you get more red blood cells.
Foods high in vitamin A
It is not enough to eat foods high in iron content; you also need to eat foods that aid in the body's absorption of iron. Increasing your consumption of vitamin C-rich foods is one tried and true method. Strawberry, green leafy vegetable, and citrus fruit are only some of the most common sources of vitamin C in the average person's diet.
Dietary sources of vitamin A
Vitamin A is a vital component that has been linked to improved iron absorption and use, and increasing your consumption of specific foods will help you store more of this nutrient in your body. Fish, liver, and sweet potatoes are just a few examples of foods that are abundant in vitamin A and can be used for this purpose. Carrots, sweet potatoes, and mangoes, which are all rich in beta-carotene, are also highly prized.
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