Foods to Eat for Anemia

Eat these food to combat anemia or a lack of iron in the blood.

Anemia is characterized by the deficiency of the quality and quantity of hemoglobin, a molecule found in the red blood cells. Hemoglobin is important as it carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues in the human body. When the hemoglobin is unable to carry oxygen to the body’s tissues, the body develops anemia. An individual who has anemia may experience symptoms such as incessant fatigue, insomnia, dizziness, pale skin, shortness of breath, a loss of regular menstrual cycle and an unusually rapid heart beat.

It is important that if you are diagnosed with anemia, you and your doctor should figure out which iron rich health plan is best to treat your anemia. Anemia occurs in varying stages, so you should consume the exact amount of iron that your doctor prescribes to specifically tackle your anemia and avoid a fatal iron overdose.

So, once you have figured out how much iron you need per day to treat the anemia, here are a few food that are rich in iron and are quite effective at treating anemia.


Fruits such as iron-rich apples and tomatoes are great to eat when treating anemia. You can either eat apples or tomatoes or drink 100% pure apple and tomato juice to treat anemia. Also fruits that effectively treat anemia are plums, bananas, lemons, grapes, raisins, oranges, figs, carrots and raisins when eaten in large quantities.


Honey is a potent source of iron, copper and manganese. When these elements are combined they aid in hemoglobin synthesis. Honey is therefore a powerful weapon against anemia. You can eat honey with slices of apples or bananas for iron and energy when treating anemia.


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Red meats such as kidney, heart and liver are effective at treating anemia. Red meat, as the name suggest, is the iron-rich meat that doctors suggest those suffering from anemia consume. Also poultry, fish and oyster are effective against anemia.


Vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, beet, broccoli, fenugreek, celery and kale are iron-rich, energy-filled vegetables that treat anemia effectively. These vegetables are not only rich in iron but also Vitamin B-12 and folic acid, energy-boosting nutrients that the body needs to heal from anemia. Beetroot juice is an iron-rich vegetable juice that those suffering from anemia can drink as a tonic against fatigue and lethargy.

Legumes and Nuts

Legumes and nuts such as pulses, almonds, whole grain cereals, dry dates, peanuts and walnuts are effective against the symptoms and causes of anemia.

Treating anemia is a matter of how much food we eat that aid in hemoglobin synthesis. In general, to treat anemia, focus should be placed on foods that are good sources of iron, copper, zinc, folic acid, Vitamin B-12 and protein. People suffering from anemia need energy as a lack of iron cheats the body of stored energy that the body always has.

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  1. Thank you for the informative website!

  2. im 11 and i have this thak u 4 this

  3. my friend has anemia and I thank you for this information. through this i can help my friend.

  4. Planning to get pregnant and with anemia it will completely drain me and not be beneficial to the baby. Thank you for the information. Straight to the point, short, colorful, just easy and informative.
    God bless you & yours

  5. thank you for this information , im 15 and have a terrible anemia , thankyou and godd bless you

  6. Thanks for the info. My aunt who\’s anemic will appreciate this.

  7. GAH!!! i have it and im 12 just got yesterday i have to take a pill every day for ever

  8. hi its very use full information.

  9. hi its very use full information.

  10. i just found out i got it today thanks for the list and help :)

  11. nice and very informative

  12. nice and very informative

  13. very informative. you have to give the same in more detail that how much % of iren in all.

  14. Great info, I used some in my own article about anemia!

  15. Thank you

  16. thanks for the information. yesterday i went for check up the nurse said my HB level is 9.8. now i have some info… n i am going to follow this.

  17. awhh bless your heart <3 ;3

  18. My Fiancee is Anemic. Thanks a million

  19. Thanks for all the good information, have been anemic for over a year and the dr wouldn\’t give me any information on how to increase it.

  20. I am 18 and was just dignosed with anemia! thanks for the infomation to help me out!! =)

  21. Thanks for the info. Great information

  22. thx alot-its alot of info

  23. “These vegetables are not only rich in iron but also Vitamin B-12″- really ? AMAZING? al the vegan taking B12 suplements as this is the only one vit that is only presented in animal derived food. And here you go such news. Could I just have some refrence please for it, as I been recently searching literature to find good source of B12 and never found that it is in veg. Its been recently discover that presented in algae B12 analouge is not absorbed by human body (as previously belived).

  24. Thank you,

  25. hi,can you tell witch food and drink for kid age 2 years hase aneamia
    thinks my email is

  26. thanks for this information…….and m a severe patient of anemia………m 22 n it will help me out to recover my anemic disease

  27. Thanks. I really need this information.

  28. I’m 18 and I have this, thank you <3

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