6 Proven Tips To Boost Red Blood Cells

by Paul White Dietician

There are three types of cells in our body; red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Out of these, RBCs (red blood cells) play a crucial role in shipping oxygen to every body organ. If the count of these cells drops from the optimum value, a person can become a victim of several health complications. The average RBC count is 4.7-6 million in men, 4-5 million in women, and 4.8-7 million in babies. 

A decrease in red blood cells can occur due to kidney failure, bone marrow failure, conception, or low iron levels. Out of these, low iron intake is the most common cause of low RBC count. However, it can be overcome by consuming an iron-rich diet and liquid iron supplements. Hemoglobin (a blood protein) is responsible for the production of RBCs. The iron increases the hemoglobin, which in return boosts red blood cells count.

An appropriate number of red blood cells makes you feel full of energy and prevents cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it is essential to do every possible thing to keep their level up. 

  • Include Folate In Your Meal

Vitamin B9 is also known as Folate and plays a crucial role in the formation of red blood cells as well as white blood cells. Healthy growth and functioning of RBCs is not possible without an appropriate amount of Folate in the body. Vitamin B9 is present in several natural foods like milk, yogurt, poultry, fish, spinach, lentils. In natural form, this vitamin is called Folate. If you are not getting vitamin B9 enough from your meal, it would be better to take its supplements called Folic acid to accelerate the growth of red blood cells. 

  • Vitamin B12 Can Help

This nutrient is also known as Cobalamin and is highly present in eggs, fish and red meat. Like vitamin B9, Cobalamin also contributes to the production of red blood cells. The deficiency of vitamin B12 can affect the RBC count in the bone marrow and make you prone to several ailments. Also, its scarcity can lead to megaloblastic anemia. So, eating vitamin B12 foods regularly is vital for the development and optimum production of red blood cells.

  • Increase Vitamin C Intake

From cell production to protection, skin maintenance to wound healing, Vitamin C plays a plethora of roles in keeping us healthy. It is abundantly present in strawberries, papaya, orange, lemon, blackberries, and many other citrus fruits. Eating this vitamin together with Folate and Cobalamin can help elevate RBCs count and blood protein-hemoglobin. 

  • Copper Is Beneficial

The other mineral that is required to make RBCs is copper. It aids your body in absorbing iron from the gut two and prevents you from anemia. The low copper levels can hinder oxygen shipping to the crucial parts of the body and make you feel more sleepy and tired. Wheat bran-cereals, selfish, chocolate, cherries, etc., are packed with a high amount of copper content. Considering them in your daily diet can be beneficial in escalating red blood cells production.

  • Eat Iron-Rich Food

Low iron level is the most significant cause of the fall of red blood cells. Iron is responsible for the production of hemoglobin that further produces the RBCs. The consumption of egg, oyster, red meat, spinach, broccoli, and liquid iron supplements can fill the body’s iron gaps and boost the RBCs. Apart from these, several other iron-rich foods can help prevent anemia. 

  • Take One Apple Or Pomegranate Everyday

Apple and pomegranate are the ideal snacks for those who want to boost their RBCs. Both of these fruits are loaded with several healthy nutrients like vitamin C and iron, which are needed to boost your hemoglobin. One apple and pomegranate a day is imperative to increase RBCs. So, start including them in your diet from today!

The Bottom Line-:

Hope you find the above article interesting and consider the above tips to increase RBCs.



Originally published at on December 18, 2021.

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