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What suggestions do you have for thallesemia, high cholesterol and heart disease?

I am new to the NutriBullet family and hope this question is being sent to the correct forum so here goes: I suffer from thallesemia and I'm overweight and too tired for regular exercise. My cholesterol is high and heart issues are a concern in my family. What suggestions would you have for me? Thank you.

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3 years ago

Dietitian's Answer

Some general recommendations are below...please discuss w/ your Dr. before changing your diet. For anemia: Combining foods rich in iron like pumpkin seeds, spinach, breakfast cereals enriched with iron, tofu, cooked beans, wheat germ, broccoli and apricots with foods high in vitamin C like grapefruits, kiwi, oranges, strawberries, lemons, papaya and brussels sprouts, can actually increase absorption of iron in the body. Including lean meats in your diet like fish, chicken and organic grass-fed beef, can also help increase iron stores. Check out our weight loss forum for some great tips to get started. http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/other-forums/obesity-and-weight-loss For cholesterol, think about including foods high in soluble fiber like cooked oats. In general eating more fruits and veggies helps with heart health so just get started by Blasting once a day :) For some tasty recipes, head over to the recipes page and type in the particular ailment you wish to focus on - you'll find recipes that are tailored to that particular topic. Enjoy!

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