The genesis of all the complications and crisis associated with sickle cell
anemia is low hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein that is found in red blood cell. It helps the body transfer all the oxygen it needs to function. People living with sickle cell have less red blood cells; meaning they also have less hemoglobin. The next question is should be how can persons living with sickle cell disorder increase their hemoglobin?
One of the first things that patients with sickle cell want to know is how they can increase their hemoglobin.
Here are some natural ways to increase your red blood cells and hemoglobin count.
Green Vegetables: Green vegetables are loaded with folate, which helps the body to produce red blood cells. And they are also loaded with different vitamins and minerals that help the body produce red blood cell and hemoglobin. Apart from helping the body produce red blood cell they are also beneficial to the body. Why I always recommend green vegetables is that they are very low in iron which is not too good for people living with sickle cells.Complications arising from Iron overload can be sometimes fatal.
Chlorophyll, the liquid form: whatever you have in the dark green vegetable is also in liquid chlorophyll it will be good if you take it every day. I add it to my natural homemade fruit juice. It is hemoglobin itself. It possesses all the molecular in hemoglobin. It is like taking into your system the rough hemoglobin. If you are the type that find it difficult to eat green vegetables, you can go for Liquid chlorophyll.
Almond Milk: Almond milk help to increase hemoglobin and also help the body create new blood cells. it helps some vital organs in the body to function well. Organs like the heart, brain, liver and even the nerves. This is the kind of milk that I will recommend for you as a person living with sickle cell disorder because of its no fat nature unlike cow milk or other animal milk that have high fat.
Vitamin B-12: if you are living with sickle cell and you want to live a healthy life and increase your hemoglobin count, you must add vitamin B-12 to you diets or you must eat foods that contain vitamin-12. Foods like beef, eggs, and liver.I prefer the supplement form because it contains no iron. Vitamin B-12 blend well with folate in the body to produce new red blood cells.