Posted on: 19.05.2021 Posted by: Drlark Comments: 0

How Does Your Diet Measure Up?

Your body’s ability to regulate menstrual flow and produce healthy
red blood cells relies on an abundance of essential nutrients such
as iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin E, bioflavonoids,
and vitamin C. Your diet should focus on nutrient-dense foods that
provide these and other vital nutrients—foods like whole grains,
beans, peas, fresh fruits and vegetables, raw seeds and nuts, and
fish. At the same time, you should avoid “high-stress” foods
that can worsen your anemia and heavy bleeding. To get an idea of
how your diet measures up, check how often you eat the following “high-stress”

“High-Stress” foods Daily Twice a week Once a week or less
Caffeinated beverages (coffee,
black tea, soft drinks, etc.)
Dairy products (milk, cheese,
yogurt, butter, etc.)
White sugar
Alcoholic beverages
Pork, lamb
Foods made from refined white
flour (noodles, pastries, breads, pastas, etc.)
Table salt
Salty foods and condiments (canned
soup, catsup, bottled salad dressing, etc.)
Processed meats (cold cuts,
hot dogs, ham, etc.)

To help control your heavy blood flow and support
healthy red blood cells, reduce the amount of any food (or type of
food) on this list you currently eat two or more times a week. If
you can, eliminate them entirely.

Now check how often you eat the following
healthy foods:

Healthy Foods Daily Twice
a week
a week or less
Green leafy vegetables (kale, spinach, collards,
chard, etc.)
Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts
Carrots, sweet potatoes
Tomatoes, peppers
Garlic, onions
Other vegetables (beets, cucumber, eggplant,
corn, cabbage, celery, squash, etc.)
Citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit, lemon,
Other fruits (apricots, apples,
peaches, papayas, melons, etc.)
Prunes, raisins
Seeds (sesame, sunflower, flax)
Olive and sunflower oils
Brown rice
Whole grain products (breads, pastas, cereals,
Eggs, poultry
Soy products (tofu, soy cheese, soy milk,
Fish (tuna, mackerel, salmon, etc.)
Nuts (pecans, walnuts, pistachios, almonds)

To reduce your risk of heavy bleeding and support
your body’s ability to produce healthy red blood cells, increase the
amount of any food on this list that you’re currently only eating
once a week or less. Aim for at least two servings a week.

Read more about nutrients
for heavy bleeding or anemia.




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