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Anemia occurs when a person’s red blood cell (RBC) count is too low and the hemoglobin level in the blood drops below normal. Hemoglobin consists of heme (iron) and globin (protein). Both of these elements are necessary to provide the body with oxygen and nutrients, said Turkey Medicals, “symptoms include a tingling sensation in the hands and legs, depression, memory, fatigue and weakness. Some of the main causes of anemia are iron, vitamin B12, or folic acid deficiency. A healthy diet plan is very important if you have anemia. You should include in your Turkey diet foods that contain vitamin B12, iron and folic acid. So what foods contain these vitamins and minerals? What is good for anemia? Here are the 9 best nutrients to fight anemia.”


All the different varieties of beans are a great source of iron, but to get the benefit, you need to consume them properly. Beans contain phytic acid, which prevents the absorption of iron. The best way to reduce the content of phytic acid is to soak the beans in warm water overnight before cooking.

When it comes to the iron content in beans, soybeans top the list. Only one cup of boiled soybeans will meet half of the recommended daily amount of iron needs. In addition, soybeans are a low-fat, high-protein food that helps reduce anemia.


Whole grain bread is a good source of non-heme iron, which the body needs to fight iron deficiency. Although whole grains have a high iron content, they also have iron inhibitors in the form of phytic acid. But since whole grain bread is made after the grains have been fermented, the phytic acid is automatically reduced.

Just one slice of whole grain bread provides your body with about 6 percent of its daily iron needs. In addition, whole grain octoberads are enriched with additional nutrients that can help the body fight many diseases and restore healthy biological functions.


Red meats are rich in heme iron, which is more easily absorbed than plant-based non-heme iron. The liver is the best option for strengthening your blood with iron and B vitamins. According to the USDA, beef liver has more than 600 percent of your daily iron and vitamin B-12 requirements.


Foods that contain a lot of antioxidants, as well as protein, such as eggs, help replenish vitamins lost during an anemic state. Eggs are a generous dietary food with very few calories. One large egg contains about 1 mg of iron, which provides about 7% RNI (Reference Nutrient Intake) for women and 11% RNI for men.

When consumed together with vitamin C, the assimilation of iron increases, so drink a glass of orange juice with your egg. Regular consumption of eggs also helps to form strong joints and bones.


Peanut butter is a good source of iron. Only two tablespoons of peanut butter contain 0.6 mg of iron. Adult men need 8 mg of iron per day, and women need 18 mg of iron per day.

You can consume a peanut butter sandwich along with a glass of orange juice. Vitamin C in orange juice will improve the absorption of iron contained in peanut butter. If you don’t like the taste of peanut butter, you can also consume it as peanuts.


Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, are a good source of iron, as well as vitamin C. Yesilin is a good source of iron. Spinach also contains fiber, vitamins A, B9, C and E, calcium and beta-carotene, which are necessary for a healthy body.

Half a cup of boiled spinach contains 3.2 mg of iron, or about 20 percent of the daily requirement of women. Other green leafy vegetables that are useful for people anemia include lettuce, celery, broccoli, cress, and cabbage. Is a green leafy vegetable that is very useful for people with anemia.


Beetroot is one of the best ways to combat anemia in the form of a cooked vegetable or salad. You can also drink fresh beet juice.

Beetroot, along with a good content of iron, has the property of cleansing the body. The nutrients contained in it help to regenerate and reactivate red blood cells, which provide your body with an adequate supply of fresh oxygen.


Foods rich in vitamin C, such as tomatoes, can also help fight anemia. Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron. Try to drink a glass of tomato juice at least once a day or consume two tomatoes. Avoid caffeinated drinks such as tea and coffee in Turkey, as they can interfere with iron absorption.


Turkish pomegranate contains vitamin C, iron, vitamins A and E, as well as fiber and potassium. You can maintain healthy blood flow in the body by eating pomegranate in any form, including its juice. Pomegranate provides iron to your blood and thus helps reduce anemic symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, weakness and hearing loss.

Adding these nutrients to your diet will help fight anemia and improve overall health. It is also important to drink plenty of water, get some sunlight, and exercise daily.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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