hemoglobinHemoglobin is a protein which is found inside our red blood cells and helps in transporting oxygen from one part of the body to another part. This oxygen is then utilized by our body cells, to generate energy. If your blood doesn’t contain the sufficient amount of hemoglobin, then you may suffer from a medical condition called anemia.

In this disorder you always feel tired and exhausted due to lack of energy. Though there are many medications available of increasing hemoglobin level in the blood but the best way to increase hemoglobin level in the blood is by diet changes. In this article, we will learn some natural tips to increase body hemoglobin level, but before we will see that how much hemoglobin is normal for the human body.

Normal Hemoglobin level:

Hemoglobin level in blood is measured in gm/dl (grams of hemoglobin per 100 ml of blood). Generally a healthy person contains hemoglobin level in the range of 11.5-17.5 Gm/dl. If  hemoglobin level of the blood goes below 8gm/dl, you should consider yourself suffering from anemia.

Natural Ways to Boost Hemoglobin Level:

Include iron in your diet:

The best way to increase hemoglobin in your body is to increase iron content of your daily diet. If your blood contain less iron, your blood cells lose their ability to hold oxygen so the amount of oxygen transported in the body decreases, which in turn make you tired because of less energy. The amount of iron need by a person varies. Children and adult daily requirement of iron is around 10 mg per day, while teenage boys need a little more iron around 12 mg due to their extra activities. Female require more iron than male. A teenage girl requires 18 mg of iron while pregnant women require 30 mg of iron each day.

Red Meat:
Red meat is an abundant source of iron. The advantage of taking iron with red meat is that body absorb iron provided by animal sources easily compared to plant sources. Ground beef, lamb, calf's liver, chicken liver, dark meat, clams, oysters and shrimp are an excellent source of iron.

Plant sources:
If you don’t like eating a non-vegetarian diet, there are many other ways to fulfill your daily requirement of body with plant sources. Barley, beans, chickpeas, lentils, firm tofu, beet greens, potatoes with the skins, pumpkin seeds, figs and spinaches are a good source of iron. Fruits like banana, grapes, and tomatoes also contain abundant amount of iron so include these fruits as a part of your daily diet.

Vitamin B12:

Vitamin B12 is necessary for increasing hemoglobin level. Include  foods that contain enough amounts of vitamin B12 and folate. Liver of animals, meet, eggs are rich in Vitamin B12.

Vitamin C:

Vitamin C is an extremely necessary vitamin for body immune system, but it also helps the body in absorbing the iron. So including vitamin C in your daily diet is extremely necessary. Vitamin C is mainly found in fruits. Fruits like banana, orange and grapes are a significant source of vitamin C.

These are the natural ways to boost hemoglobin level in your blood. If you feel tired and dizzy every time and get exhausted with slight work, the chances are there that you are suffering from low-hemoglobin level. So in this case, quickly get your blood tested, and if you found that your hemoglobin level is remarkably low, change your diet pattern as suggested above to bring it at a normal level.

Ramnivas KushvahaAuthor:
Ramnivas Kushvaha
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hold an engineering degree in chemical but his area of interest is blogging. Ramnivas authors the site personal-fitness.org where he writes about health and fitness related topics

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studfinder

Posted on: 19.02.2013 20:13

my daughter is anemic and her last hemoglobin level report was 8.0. Plaese suggest some natural remedies to boost hemoglobin level. I don't want medicine for her at such teen age.

 
idetleOrdergo

Posted on: 19.02.2013 20:14

Iron is one of the main component of hemoglobin. You should give her iron rich diet.

 
studfinder

Posted on: 19.02.2013 20:16

Please give me some details about iron rich diet. What should I give her in her diet.

 
epichearirm

Posted on: 19.02.2013 20:21

The best source of iron is red meat but if you are vegeterian you can take following food as iron source
Barley, beans, chickpeas, lentils, firm tofu, beet greens, potatoes with the skins, pumpkin seeds, figs and spinaches are a good source of iron. Fruits like banana, grapes, and tomatoes also contain abundant amount of iron so include these fruits as a part of your daily diet.

 

Posted on: 07.03.2014 18:07

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galina reimers

Posted on: 21.06.2014 02:20

my daughters hemoglobin was very down,,,and i was giving to her chicken liver,,,in one month her level is normal now/

 

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