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How do you increase RBC?

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August 12, 2008 12:31PM

Red blood cells are basically contain haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is a conjugate molecule of iron and protein it serves as a transporter of oxygen in the body. As haemoglobin is made up of iron the best way to increase haemoglobin levels or RBC levels is to increase the level of iron in the blood. The best source of iron is meat because meat is got easily absorbable iron. While taking in iron one must remember that certain foods like spinach , dairy products, tea , coffee can have an inhibiting role on absorption of iron.Iron is best absorbed in the prescence of vitamin c which is found in abundunce in citrus fruits like oranges and lemons.Hence if one wants to increase his/her level of blood a diet of meat with fresh lemonade or orange juice would be a good idea.