Citrus fruit and dark green leafy vegetable juices are excellent for curing iron deficiency anaemia because they are rich in iron and vitamin C. By consuming any of these juices, anaemia symptoms such as dizziness, weakness and pallor tend to disappear. However, treatment for anaemia can also be done with medications, such as ferrous sulfate, in the case of iron deficiency anaemia, for example.
These juices can be ingested daily, but they should not be the only form of treatment. Daily consumption of iron-rich foods, such as beef liver, beef and egg yolks, is also essential. If the symptoms of anaemia persist even after adequate nutrition, the doctor must be consulted to investigate the type of anaemia and more specific treatment.
Some juices that can be taken to fight the symptoms of anaemia are:
Pineapple and parsley
Pineapple and parsley juice is excellent for anaemia, as it is rich in iron and vitamin C, essential for iron absorption, relieving and fighting the symptoms of anaemia.
Hit the blender with three slices of pineapple, 1/2 cup of parsley and 1/2 glass of water. Then drink it as soon as it is ready to prevent the vitamin C from oxidising and the juice from losing its properties.
Orange and spinach
Orange and spinach juice are excellent sources of vitamins A and B, making them a great option to treat anaemia.
Blend 1 cup of orange juice and 1/2 cup of spinach leaves in a blender and drink immediately.
Orange, watercress and strawberry
This juice has a lot of vitamins and minerals and helps to strengthen the immune system and improve mood, fighting the symptoms of anaemia.
Blend 1 cup of watercress, one glass of orange juice and six strawberries in a blender and drink immediately afterwards.
Lemon, kale and broccoli
This juice is excellent for fighting anaemia, as broccoli is rich in vitamin B5, helping to fight the symptoms of anaemia, and kale is rich in iron and chlorophyll, helping to increase the level of oxygen and the amount of circulating red blood cells.
Blend the juice of 2 lemons, two cabbage leaves and one broccoli branch in a blender and drink afterwards.
Pineapple, carrots and spinach
Pineapple, carrot and spinach juice help to increase the amount of iron in the blood and thus increase haemoglobin and oxygen circulating in the blood, which is very effective in combating and preventing anaemia.
Blend seven spinach leaves, three carrots, 1/4 pineapple and one glass of water in a blender and drink immediately after it is ready so that the juice does not lose its properties.
Orange, apricot and lemongrass
Apricot is a fruit rich in iron, and when consumed with orange and lemongrass, it helps treat anaemia.
Blend 6 apricots, one orange and one lemon grass stalk in a blender and consume immediately afterwards.
Passion fruit and parsley
Passion fruit and parsley juice are great for reducing the symptoms of anaemia, mainly because parsley is rich in iron and folic acid, being very effective in treating anaemia.
Blend one large passion fruit, one glass of water and two tablespoons of parsley in a blender and drink immediately.
Oranges, carrots and beets
This juice is rich in iron, which is excellent for treating anaemia.
Blend six oranges, one beet and one carrot in a blender and drink immediately.
Acerola and cabbage
Acerola and kale juice is rich in vitamins A and B, calcium and iron and is excellent for treating anaemia and fighting symptoms.
Blend 10 acerolas, one cabbage leaf and 1/2 glass of water in a blender and drink immediately.
Black beans with beets against anaemia
This black bean recipe is quick to make and very nutritious, making it a great option to give to kids daily.
- 500 g of black beans;
- One large beet;
- 100 g of spinach leaves.
Soak the beans for 2 hours and then put them in a pressure cooker with enough water to cover them and leave them on the fire for about 20 minutes or until the beans are almost ready. Open the pressure cooker carefully and add the beetroot broken into four pieces and the spinach leaves, letting the pressure build up again. If necessary, add more water. Leave the beans on medium heat for another 10 minutes or until the beets are cooked.
After the beans and beets are well cooked, the season typically, and when serving the children, you can offer only the beans, without the beets or just the ‘broth’ of the beans because it will also have the iron of the beets and spinach.
Teas for anaemia
Some teas are good for anaemia, such as mugwort and prairie teas. In this case, just put two tablespoons to 1 litre of boiling water, leave it for some time, strain and drink when it cools. This tea should be consumed 3 to 4 times a day.