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Top 5 Plants You Can Grow in Your Garden to Help Improve Anemia

When you are struggling with anemia, you will feel weak and sometimes even have difficulties with catching your breath, feeling dizzy, and having constant headaches. Maintaining a healthy diet is essential to combat anemia and reverse the symptoms. You can even grow most of these plants right in your own backyard!
Anemia refers to a deficiency within your body. Ways to help prevent this is to eat a healthy diet with iron, folate (vitamin B-12), and vitamin C.
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Green, leafy vegetables are super nutritious to add into your diet! These leafy greens include spinach, kale, collard greens, swiss chard, and bok choy. Greens are an important part of maintaining your overall health and adding iron and vitamin C into your diet.

Citrus fruits are important for those with anemia because they contain high amounts of vitamin C which will help you to absorb iron. This includes plants such as oranges, lemons, pomegranates, apricots, grapefruit, and limes.

Beans are a great source for iron! These include pole beans, bush beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), southern peas (black-eyed peas), and peas.

Nuts and seeds (such as pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds) are a good addition to your healthy diet and add iron into your diet!

Potatoes are a great and easy addition to add in more iron into your diet!

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This content is for informational purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard your professional medical advice or deal in seeking it. It’s important to note that each person is different and their body will react to foods differently. See what works best with your body and discuss with a physician if you have any questions.

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