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Haemoglobin

11/12/2010

Question:

Which food can increase haemoglobin count?

Answer:

In general, iron rich foods can help increase hemoglobin in the red blood cells. An excellent listing of these foods is available at the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory: http://www.bnl.gov/hr/blooddrive/iron-rich.asp  

Please bear in mind that some foods like milk, in excess, can block the body's ability to absorb iron from foods.

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Response by:

Sarah Sauntry, RN, MS, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati