Hemoglobin - a complex iron-containing protein that functions as the transport of oxygen to the organs and tissues of the body and is the main component of red blood cells.
symptoms of low hemoglobin include: weakness, lethargy, fatigue, paleness, dizziness.The body simply can not provide themselves with oxygen due to lack of components that transfer needed for the life of the body, oxygen.
Determine hemoglobin levels can be a blood test.The norm is for men, 130 g / l for women - 120 g / l for pregnant women and children under one year - 110 g / l.If the hemoglobin is significantly lower than the norm, it is anemia (anemia) - Iron deficiency in the body. in Russia this disease is the most common: almost 90% of women in this country suffer from this disease.
basis for the prevention and treatment of anemia is proper nutrition, where the use of iron, per diem should be 20 mg.And for pregnant women - 30 mg.
Among the products of the iron cont
ent in the first place is beef (22% of the iron is absorbed), a little less from beef and pork, fish absorbed 11%.In order to more effectively assimilated iron is recommended to use vitamin C, which is found in fruits such as orange, pomegranate, apple.Improves absorption and fructose, which is found in large quantities in dark honeys.
important to know that as black tea and green, as well as coffee significantly limit the absorption of iron.The fact is that they contain large amounts of tannins, which impair the absorption of iron.These drinks are best replaced with juices and fruit drinks.
should be noted that experience has shown, cooked meals in a cast iron pot over low heat for 20 minutes at times increases the amount of iron in the dish.Therefore, for people suffering from low hemoglobin it is recommended to use a cast-iron cookware.
All these recommendations apply only to people who have low hemoglobin, as elevated hemoglobin even worse its lack.