The body needs a certain level of blood for a healthy life. When you are about to help someone less fortunate than you are, do remember that you can only provide support to others when you are healthy. You should know what to eat after donating blood and also follow some dietary discipline prior to the donation: Here are foods to eat before blood donation ;
1•Drink Enough Water_ Even on a regular basis, water helps your blood and your vital organs stay healthy and function normally. A couple of hours before your blood donation, drink at least two-three glasses of water at room temperature. There is always a chance of being rejected for a blood donation if you are not well-hydrated and drinking water at the last minute won’t help.
2• Foods with high iron content
Our blood needs iron for its good health. When you lose blood in any form, or even donate blood, the iron is also lost. Iron plays an important role in the functioning of the brain and other vital organs. And so, if you are aware of your blood donation date or even otherwise, be sure to incorporate enough foods such as wholegrain bread, fish, spinach, apricots, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin, green peas, chickpeas and almonds in your diet.
3• Food packed with Vitamin C_ Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and if you consume the right amount of it, the body will absorb it and help in the absorption of the iron in your body. Be it a week before your blood donation or on a regular basis, ensure that you consume enough green vegetables such as broccoli and capsicum and eat fruits such as lime, lemons, oranges and kiwi.
Now yoh know what to eat before blood donation. Eat a well balanced diet for you to be able to donate blood and safe a life. Remember sharing is caring, share this post to your friends and family thanks.
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