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Apricots for Anemia

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If you are diagnosed with anemia, your hemoglobin levels are below the normal range. This shows that you don’t have the right amount of iron in your blood, making you anemic. Apricots are one of the best remedies around for anemia.

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The small stone fruits from China are related to peaches. It can be eaten fresh or cooked with pastries and desserts. With a slightly tart and sweet flavor, apricots are often eaten as dried fruits.

The season for apricots is from May to August. A rich orange color indicates that it is ripe and ready. Pale yellow apricots are still young. Always choose the ripe ones since they represent a higher level of antioxidants.

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High in Vitamin A and a form of iron that’s easy to assimilate, apricot juice is often recommended for anemic patients. Drinking apricot juice three times a day can significantly improve your anemia in a month.

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Fun Fact: Hybrids of an apricot and plum are plumcot (50% plum, 50% apricot), aprium (75% apricot 25% plum) and the pluot (75% plum 25% apricot).

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Megaloblastic Anemia

Thursday 27th of January 2011

Apricots are a good source of iron. People with anemia are encourage to eat this so that they could raise there iron level.