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    I'm going to have a blood test soon because my doctor thinks I might have iron deficiency because my symptoms such as pale skin, hair loss and fatigue are quite obvious. I'm planning on starting to make a smoothie with dates and other healthy foods for breakfast from now on. I read that dates are good for anemia.
    This might seem like a stupid question but if I had lots of dates and fruits would that change whether I have anemia or not? My test is on 30th of March so would drinking a healthy smoothie everyday change the levels of iron in my blood? I don't think it will affect my blood too much but I'm just curious.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm going to have a blood test soon because my doctor thinks I might have iron deficiency because my symptoms such as pale skin, hair loss and fatigue are quite obvious. I'm planning on starting to make a smoothie with dates and other healthy foods for breakfast from now on. I read that dates are good for anemia.
    This might seem like a stupid question but if I had lots of dates and fruits would that change whether I have anemia or not? My test is on 30th of March so would drinking a healthy smoothie everyday change the levels of iron in my blood? I don't think it will affect my blood too much but I'm just curious.
    It won't hurt, but it's unlikely to boost your iron by enough to change the results of a blood test in a couple of weeks. Your body can only absorb a certain amount of iron from your diet per day anyway. Btw iron from animal sources is easier for your body to absorb, so if you want to boost your levels you're better off eating more red meat than boosting your veggie/fruit intake.


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    Increased iron intake will help manage anaemia; I've heard pomegranate juice is great for boosting iron, consider taking supplements too
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    Eating foods high in iron will definitely make a difference! These also include green, leafy vegetables, red meat and dried fruit. Hope this helps
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm going to have a blood test soon because my doctor thinks I might have iron deficiency because my symptoms such as pale skin, hair loss and fatigue are quite obvious. I'm planning on starting to make a smoothie with dates and other healthy foods for breakfast from now on. I read that dates are good for anemia.
    This might seem like a stupid question but if I had lots of dates and fruits would that change whether I have anemia or not? My test is on 30th of March so would drinking a healthy smoothie everyday change the levels of iron in my blood? I don't think it will affect my blood too much but I'm just curious.
    Having dates and fruits would only increase the levels of iron in your blood, and if you have this a lot (the smoothies), you may not even be prescribed iron supplements and the symptoms you are recieving will eventually begin to decrease. I'm also anaemic and experienced the same symptons as you have. I recommend having a smoothie with beetroot, apple and carrot. Furthermore, you can just have spinach juice - rich in iron and vitamins.

    Hope your blood test goes alright and you get well soon xx
 
 
 
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