Andean cereals and cocoa help fight anemia. Quinoa, sacha inchi and maca, among others.
Andean foods, typical of our country, such as quinoa and maca can help reduce anemia rates, thanks to their high nutrient content. This was pointed out by María Dongo, nutritionist in natural medicine, who also mentioned cocoa as one of the products that help reduce this evil that affects psychomotor and cognitive development in early childhood and that will be reflected in poor school performance. “In the lower sectors, the incidence of anemia can be attributed to the lack of iron-rich foods, but in the higher sectors it can be due to lack of information and bad habits, such as the consumption of junk food,” explained the specialist, who is the general manager of Fitosana PerTo combat this health problem, foods rich in protein, iron, folic acid and B vitamins such as meat, eggs, fish and spinach should be consumed.
These nutrients stimulate the production of red blood cells that are low when you have anemia.