Healthy diet. Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts.
Diet. Eat foods high in iron (such as fortified cereal/breads, lentils/beans, tofu, and green leafy vegetables). To help your body absorb iron, consume foods like orange juice, strawberries, broccoli, or other fruits and vegetables with vitamin c. Keep in mind calcium prevents absorption of iron. Also don't forget to consume Folic Acid and vitamin b12. Talk to your doctor to discuss these options.
Multivitamin. Most commonly anemias are deficiency driven- vitamin b12, folate (folic acid) or iron. If you take a multivitamin daily you will help to replace these items. If however, you have an anemia currently, then it is better to have it evaluated then to self-treat as there are additional reasons for anemia such as thyroid dysfunction, kidney dysfunction or bone marrow dysfunction diagnosed by a physician. Read more...