Foods for low platelets

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When the body is subjected to an injury and starts to bleed, colourless sticky substances called platelets form clots to stop the blood. If you have a low platelet count, it is harder for the blood to form clots. There are several foods that you can eat that can help you increase the platelet count in your blood, but you should always see you physician for monitoring of the condition.

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Fatty Foods

Any food that contains good fats will help increase the platelets in the blood. Fish contain healthy omega-3 fats that build up the immune system and help you overcome your low platelets. Good choices include salmon, tuna, flax seed oil and free-range eggs. Omega-3 fatty acids are not produced within the body, but when supplemented through foods or vitamins, they can help fight disease and even cancer. They can be an important aggregator of platelets when you add a serving or supplement daily in your fight against low platelets.

Leafy Greens

Dark, leafy green vegetables such as kale, broccoli and spinach are loaded with antioxidants. These vegetables also have vitamins and minerals that reduce inflammation and have been known to help increase platelet count. Purchase only organic greens, because garden vegetables that are commercially grown have been known to be loaded with pesticides, which can hurt your fight against low platelets. Leafy greens help give you body a chance to heal, which allows it to increase production of platelets.

Purple Fruits

All of the dark-coloured berries, especially blueberries, contain phytonutrients, which neutralise free radicals within the body. These free radicals are unstable molecules that cause ageing and inflammation within the body. By just adding a few servings of berries a day, you can help your body repair and fight cellular damage as well as aid in fighting blood disorders such as low platelets. Organic is always a best choice when choosing any raw or naturally grown food, including berries.

Organic Vegetables

Organic vegetables, especially tomatoes, are loaded with antioxidants that help fight against disease. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which is not commonly found in other foods. Tomatoes are often seen as a super food because they are loaded with potassium and vitamin C. They are low in cholesterol, sodium, low in calories, are a fat-free food and are extremely high in water content.

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