Anemia

Anemia is a condition caused by a deficiency of red blood cells in the blood that can bring about symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, general malaise, shortness of breath, among other concerns. Some anemia is a result of an inadequate diet that lacks good sources of vitamin B12, iron and folate. Individuals diagnosed with anemia should consider incorporate the following foods into their diet:

  • Good sources of B12 ā€“ poultry, shellfish, eggs & dairy
  • Good sources of folate ā€“ dark green leafy vegetables and liver
  • Good sources of iron ā€“ meat, seeds and nuts, tofu, beans, lentils, and whole grains.

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Our unique healthy recipe search engine allows you to choose recipes that are best for you. Start by selecting ingredients you want or donā€™t want. Foods that are a good source of vitamin B12 include poultry, shellfish, eggs and milk and milk products. Dark green leafy vegetable and liver are good sources of folate. While meat, seeds, nuts, tofu, beans, lentils and whole grains are good sources of iron.

Next use the nutrition sliders to find recipes that are low in cholesterol, fat and calories. You can adjust these to whatever your health professional suggests to optimize your diet.

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