Monday, July 10, 2006

Low Haemoglobin count ?

Haemoglobin levels are tested for every trimester during the pregnancy. While the normal range for men is between 13-18, for women it should be anywhere between 11-16 (unit of mesurement is GM %).

If you are low on blood count, here are a few tips to increase the same through your diet:

  1. Beetroot, carrot salad

  2. Pomogranates

  3. Food that is rich in Iron such as spinach leaves, dates, raisins. Follow this iron rich diet with some citrus rich food that makes absorbing iron easier.

  4. Lots of dark green leafy vegetables

  5. Refrain from coffee and tea as this makes it difficult for the body to absorb iron

  6. Finally an iron supplement prescribed by the doctor