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Anemia is when you don’t have enough red blood cells. It can be brought on by an iron deficiency, a vitamin B12 deficiency, or a folic acid deficiency.

For iron deficiency, eat beef, beef liver, pumpkin seeds, bran, blackstrap molasses, spinach, food high in vitamin C, and drink no more than 2 alcoholic drinks per day.

This is another one of those cases where people who drink 2 drinks a day have a lower risk than those who don’t drink; but more than 2 drinks a day has the opposite effect.

For folic acid deficiency – eat chicken, beef liver, chickpeas, pinto beans, lima beans, spinach. More about Folic Acid >>>

For vitamin B12 deficiency – eat clams, oysters, trout, and salmon. As we age we need to supplement B12.

Please note that information provided here is not to replace your Doctor’s advice. It is meant as education. Do not stop taking any prescribed medications without consulting your doctor. Many medications must be weaned. Please use common sense.

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