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Diet Chart for Anemia Patients

Anemia is considered as Pandurog in Ayurveda. It is a disease that imbalances the agni (digestive fire) of the body and leads to the fall in the hemoglobin count or red blood cells (RBCs) in the blood. Patients suffering from Anemia feel weakness, lack of hunger, headache, breathlessness, swelling around eyes, sleeplessness, palpitations, whitish tint on skin, eyes and nails.

Anemia Causes

Mainly anemia is caused by lack of nutrition in the food and consumption of unhealthy food items. It is linked with subdosha of Pitta i.e. Pachaka pitta which is present in the stomach and supports the digestion of food. But its improper working stops the passing of various minerals into the bloodstream.

Diet Chart for Anemia Patients

Early morning- Warm water/ soaked almonds/ walnuts/ cashew

Breakfast- Brown bread sandwich/ Veg Idli/ Veg Poha/ Veg Vermicelli/ Veg Upma/ Broken wheat porridge (khichdi)/ Besan pancake/ Semolina pancake/ Missi Roti/ Stuffed chapati with Dal or Veg/ Skimmed milk + egg white 

Mid-morning- Fruit/ Fruit juices/ Dates/ Coconut water/ Herbal tea

Lunch- Chapati/ Rice with Veg/ Dal/ Steamed or baked chicken

Evening- Herbal tea/ Poha/ Vermicelli/ Homemade soup/ Rice flakes/ Roasted gram

Dinner- Chapati + Dal + Vegetable

Bed time- Milk with turmeric mixed in it

Food To Consume and Avoid In Anemia

✔️  Cereals including Quinoa, Barley and Rice 

✔️  Fruits such as dates, banana, strawberries, pomegranate, guava, orange, kiwi, plums, apricots, figs, pears and apples

✔️ Consume tomato, carrot, pumpkin, broccoli, spinach, fenugreek, radish, red and green peppers, beetroot, cauliflower and cabbage. 

✔️  Pulses- Lentils, legumes and moong beans 

✔️ Take dairy products such as butter milk, butter, yogurt, curd, goat milk and skimmed milk

✔️ Spices like cardamom, basil, black pepper, parsley, fenugreek and turmeric

✔️ Amla juice, coconut water, wheatgrass juice, green juice, homemade fruit juices, herbal tea

✔️ Flesh foods including hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, raisins, apricots and nuts

✔️ Dry fruits- hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seed, almonds, raisins, apricots and nuts

✔️ Oil like sunflower oil, mustard oil, cow ghee, olive oil and canola oil 

✔️ Tofu (limited quantity), jaggery, honey

❌ Cereals like brown rice, oats, corn, sorghum, maggie, whole wheat, whole refined flour and its products

❌ Fruits like grapes and other frozen and canned fruits

❌ Canned and packed vegetables

❌ Avoid kidney beans, frozen and dried pulses, chickpeas

❌ Avoid cream and cheese

❌ Sea salt (but can take in limit)

❌ Carbonated syrup, maple syrup, tea, coffee, canned and preserved juices, alcohol

❌ Flesh foods including pork and beef

❌ Macadamia nuts and brazil nuts

❌ Margarine oil 

❌ All bakery foods, spicy foods, deep fried foods, pasta, white bread, sugar, desserts, packed and processed foods

Doctor Tips:

  1. Get enough sleep
  2. Consume balanced nutritious diet
  3. Practice yoga and meditation daily
  4. Don’t skip meals especially the breakfast
  5. Drink a plenty of water i.e. at least 8-10 glasses a day

Find a Diet Consultation Online: Get Personalized Consultation

At Life Aveda, we provide personalized diet consultation. In this, a doctor discusses the medical history of patients, do the root analysis on causes. After the deep analysis, doctor suggest a diet chart for anemia patients as per their needs and requirement. To book a Consultation call on us at +91 7743002520 or click on the button to schedule an appointment with our expert doctors.

NOTE- These dietary guidelines may vary from patient to patient according to their medical parameters. These are generalized guidelines that might helpful for Anemia Patients. 

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About Dr. Ranjana Kaushal

Dr. Ranjana Kaushal (MD Ayurveda) has 11 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda. Right now she is working as an Ayurveda consultant with Life Aveda. She has immense knowledge about herbs, their uses, and formulations. She has published articles related to many herbs and diseases in an international journal. She is also a degree holder in yoga and naturopathy. Read More..

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