Low haemoglobin level in the blood can make one feel weak and also cause iron deficiency, which can be the root cause of several health issues in the long-term. In fact, iron deficiency causes anaemia, which, according to the World Health Organistion “is a condition in which the number of red blood cells or their oxygen-carrying capacity is insufficient to meet physiologic needs, which vary by age, sex, altitude, smoking, and pregnancy status.”
According to UNICEF, India has the largest number of young people, aged 10-19 years in the world – 243 million out of 1.2 billion. This age group comprise one-fourth of India’s population. However, 56 per cent of girls and 30 per cent of boys in the age group of 15-19 years in India suffer from anaemia. Given the grave numbers, it is pertinent that adequate measures are taken to improve haemoglobin levels.
Dr Dixa Bhavsar recently suggested some simple home remedies that help improve iron levels in the body.
Black sesame seeds
They are loaded with iron, copper, zinc, selenium and vitamin B6, E and folate.
How to consume?
Take about 1 tablespoon of black sesame seeds, dry roast, blend with a teaspoon of honey and ghee and roll into a ball. Have this nutritious ladoo regularly to boost your iron levels.
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