Hemoglobin is an iron rich protein found is red blood cells which carries out the responsibility of providing oxygen from lungs to all living cells in the body. It also transport the carbon-dioxide emitted by blood cells of body to lungs. It is necessary to have adequate level of hemoglobin for proper functioning of body and living a healthy life.
For women Hemoglobin between 12 to 16 gm/dl and for men 14 to 18 gm/dl is considered normal. Hemoglobin should be normal because decrease in Hemoglobin leads to various health problems like feeling of breathlessness, pale skin, feeling of tiredness and weakness and less appetite.
Low hemoglobin during pregnancy and monthly period is very common among women and there is nothing to worry as it can be brought to normal with iron rich diet after these conditions are over.
Iron deficiency, Vitamin C, B12 and folic acid are main reasons behind decreasing levels of hemoglobin.
Foods to Increase Hemoglobin Level in Blood
- Vitamin A, B, C, E rich foods
- Whole grains
- Sesame seeds
- Bottle gourd
Other Lifestyle Changes
- Avoid smoking and drinking
- Avoid taking drinks like tea, coffee, and cold drinks
- Regular exercise is also beneficial. In addition to promoting overall wellness, exercise is key to RBC production. Vigorous exercise causes your body to need more oxygen. When you need more oxygen, your brain signals your body to create more RBCs.
Vigorous workouts includes:
By following all above mentioned things you can keep hemoglobin to normal level so take proper and healthy diet to live healthy life.