24 Jun 2014

Food nutrition discover anemia


Most anemia cases are caused by an insufficient level of certain nutrients in the diet. This may be because a nutrient is lacking in the diet. The person has difficulty 
absorbing a particular nutrient. For example, heavy consumption of alcohol can reduce the ability to absorb folate. There has been a massive loss of that nutrient. For 
example, if a woman loses a lot of blood during menstruation, she may develop iron-deficiency anemia. It's usually recommended to increase intake of iron, folate and 
vitamin B12, either in whole foods (such as eating liver to treat iron and B12 deficiencies) or in the form of supplementary vitamins. Other dietary changes may be necessary 
to aid the body in absorbing iron.

1- If the body doesn’t absorb its needed amount of iron, it becomes iron deficient. Symptoms appear only when iron deficiency has progressed to iron deficiency anemia, a 
condition in which the body’s iron stores are so low that not enough normal red blood cells can be made to carry oxygen efficiently. Iron deficiency is the most common 
nutritional deficiency and the leading cause of anemia in the United States.
Symptoms include:
pale skin and fingernails
glossitis (inflamed tongue)

2- The body absorbs 2 to 3 times more iron from animal sources than from plants. Some of the best dietary sources of iron are:
lean beef
lean pork
Although you absorb less of the iron in plants, every bite counts, and adding vitamin C to vegetarian sources of iron will enhance absorption. Some of the best plant sources 
of iron are:
beans, including pinto, kidney, soybeans and lentils
dark green leafy vegetables like spinach
fortified breakfast cereals
enriched rice
whole-grain and enriched breads

3- Spinach may not give you superhuman strength to fight off villains like Popeye's nemesis Bluto, but this leafy green and other foods containing iron can help you fight a 
different type of enemy -- iron-deficiency anemia.

4- -Iron-deficiency anemia, the most common form of anemia, is a decrease in the number of red blood cells caused by too little iron. Without sufficient iron, your body can't 
produce enough hemoglobin, a substance in red blood cells that makes it possible for them to carry oxygen to the body's tissues. As a result, you may feel weak, tired, and 
irritable. About 20% of women, 50% of pregnant women, and 3% of men do not have enough iron in their body. The solution, in many cases, is to consume more foods high 
in iron.

5- Eat a balanced, healthy diet that includes good sources of iron to prevent any deficiencies. Combine vegetarian sources of iron with vitamin C in the same meal. For 
example: a bell pepper-bean salad, spinach with lemon juice, or fortified cereal and berries. If treatment for iron deficiency is needed, a health-care provider will assess iron 
status and determine the exact form of treatment which may include changes in diet or taking supplements.When you eat food with iron, iron is absorbed into your body 
mainly through the upper part of your small intestine. There are two forms of dietary iron: heme and nonheme. Heme iron is derived from hemoglobin. It is found in animal 
foods that originally contained hemoglobin, such as red meats, fish, and poultry. Your body absorbs the most iron from heme sources.

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