you had read my previous article on anemia you would know I commented that you may require a prescription from your doctor to correct this anemia, if you suffer from it. Now I will provide you with what I refer to as my food prescription. I refer to this food prescription as a robust and varied diet.

When your diet supplies you with too little vitamin B12 you run the risk of developing pernicious anemia. You vegetarians are particularly vulnerable because vitamin B12 is mostly found in animal products which you avoid. My suggestion for all of you vegetarians is to add supplements of vitamin B12 to your regimen. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin; this is your protein that will enable your red blood cells to carry your oxygen. Red meat is the classic powerhouse of heme iron (the form we absorb best). Liver is another great source but it is loaded with cholesterol. But if you like clams, the canned variety, it is one of your best sources of vitamin B12. Lentils, tofu, and raisins contain nonheme iron which is hard to absorb. The best way to absorb these foods is by mixing them with rich foods or in you vitamin C (which helps you soak up that iron).

Citrus fruits, peppers and broccoli are other foods that you will find to be rich in vitamin C. Remember vitamin C helps your body to absorb iron so match them up with an orange or  Ibutamoren MK677 sarm cream of wheat or add some red peppers to your chicken or beef stir fry.

Lentils and beans are rich in folate. Folate is one of the B vitamins. This assists your red blood cells in rapidly dividing thus replenishing your body’s oxygen carriers. Please note that some of you may need oral or even intravenous treatments with folic acid supplements if you have trouble absorbing folic from food, check with your doctor.

The easiest way to make sure you are getting the proper nutritional supplements is to take iron, vitamin C, and vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements. But only do this after a consultation with your doctor, especially iron as it is to be taken only under medical supervision. I generally recommend the vitamin C dosage as 250 to 500 milligrams two to three times a day and 1000 milligrams of vitamin B12 combined with 400 micrograms of folic acid in a form that you place under your tongue so it can be absorbed through your mouth twice a day. But make sure you talk with your doctor before beginning these supplements. And ss always you must eat well to be well

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