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Natural Whole Foods To Enhance Platelet Count

A wrong choice often leads to one's doom while the right one opens up immeasurable opportunities… !! We are responsible for our own decisions, hence choose wisely. Be it life or health, weigh your options with care. Everyone loves delicacies that entice our taste buds and thus, the need for junk food, sweets and anything appetizing… ! A word of caution : control your diet well and live happily ever after with your loved ones.

Our blood constitutes a variety of cells, namely red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs) and thrombocytes (platelets). The RBCs deal with the carriage of oxygen, the WBCs with immunity and finally, the platelets deal with blood clotting. It is necessary to supplement our body with food rich in nutrients that support the blood cells. Consequently, do not always seek pleasure, rather put in effort to maintain your health.

Here, let's see what the best foods to increase platelet count are…!!

Enhance Platelet Count

What Are Platelets ? How Do They Function in Our Body ?

Platelets (thrombocytes) are cells that are in charge of aiding the blood clot, in the occasion where we cut ourselves by mistake or in any case of bleeding. They are engendered in the marrow and circulate in the blood. When a blood vessel gets injured and bleeding occurs, the platelets rush to the site of the wound to form a plug or clot to cease the bleeding. A typical platelet count stretches from 1,50,000 up to 4,50,000 platelets per dm^3 of blood. Too many platelets in the blood ie, >4,50,000 (thrombocytosis), may result in abnormal blood clot development, which can be grave and deadly; having <1,50,000 is called thrombocytopenia.

Only if we are physically fit will the platelets function normally. Nevertheless, in certain maladies, the platelet count can be depleted adequately which can be troublesome for general health. When the platelet counts are decreased, it can lead to not merely insignificant bleeding from slight cuts and injuries but also disastrous bleeding inside the intestines or close by the brain. It is very essential to know how to increase your platelet count either through medication or naturally.

Why Does The Platelet Count Go Down ?

Normal platelet count is the best for the body. Yet occasionally, the platelet counts can be depleted considerably. As broached prior to this, it is known as thrombocytopenia and is made intricate by bleeding from sites like the stomach, intestines and even nearby the brain.

Insufficient platelet count can be attributed to viral or dengue fever, platelets occupying the spleen due to cancer or severe liver ailments, intensified disintegration of platelets owing to autoimmune disorders, microbial contamination in the blood, pregnancy, leukaemia or lymphoma, chemotherapy medication, specific drugs and even immoderate imbibing of alcohol. Hence, it is of great importance that natural ways be employed to improve the platelet count

Special Diet For Platelet Count

Let's take a peek at the recommended food…Fruit & vegetable juices are extremely 'fruitful' in enhancing blood platelet count. Even better, you could squeeze out fresh juice at your home.

Juices

  • Carrot (Daucus carota) & beetroot (Beta vulgaris) juice is hugely efficacious in increasing the platelet count. Take half a piece of beetroot and 3-4 carrots and give it a nice whorl in your mixer (you can also add in the veggies as per your preference).
  • Another favorable juice is that of pomegranate (Punica granatum) . Drink it a glass each, everyday.
  • Either eat ripened papaya (Carica papaya) or drink fresh papaya juice. You may add a little lemon (Citrus limon) juice for flavor. Drink the juice twice a day.
  • Half a glass of pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) juice with 1 tsp honey is also advised.
  • Take about 4-5 leaves of fresh spinach (Spinacia oleracea) and boil it in two cups of water for 2-3 minutes. Let it cool & mix it with half a glass of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) juice. These are rich in Vitamin K, a factor essential for proper blood coagulation.

Food For Health

Food items rich in Vitamin C helps to increase your platelet count and prevent it from undergoing damage. Thus lemon (Citrus limon) , papaya (Carica papaya) , pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima), oranges (Citrus sinensis), tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum), kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa), spinach (Spinacia oleracea), bell peppers (Capsicum annuum), carrot (Daucus carota), sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) , broccoli (Brassica oleracea) and all green leafy vegetables are advocated…!

Have beetroot as a salad along with your meals. Consume 3- 4 gooseberries (Phyllanthus acidus) on an empty stomach daily morning. As per research studies reported in International Journal of Universal Pharmacy & Life Sciences, wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum) has been proved advantageous in enhancing platelet count. Actually, it can generate notable improvement in hemoglobin and all other blood cells including differential white blood cell count. This quality is accredited to its similar molecular structure to that of haemoglobin.

If at all you are a non-vegan, then you can eat turkey, chicken, sea food & fish. Fish may as well encompass salmon, sardines and mackerels. Drink a glass of milk twice a day. Include milk products like cheese, yoghurt, curd, etc. , whole grains & wheat, brown rice products, etc. in your food.

What To Steer Clear of ?

We must refrain from consuming the countless food items which cause platelet count to diminish.

  • They are foods which carry quinine like bitter melon; aspartate like soda, sugar free & low fat confectionery, cakes, pastries and so on.
  • Abstain from alcoholic beverages like beer, wine & other hard liquor.
  • Bring down the use of white flour, white rice and canned foods.
  • Lessen the amount of white-sugar equivalents along with fructose, honey & other saccharin agents.

Platelets, indeed play a major role in maintaining one's life. In its absence, one may literally "bleed to death". Proper diet, exercise, rest & sleep often helps in solving almost all among the myriad of obstacles faced by humankind. Same philosophy can be applied in case of lower platelet counts. Take care of your health and keep away from infirmities.

Stay Safe And Thriving With Healthy Food!!

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