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I've heard and then also read that buckweat does a great job in raising hemoglobin levels, and i did try it and i believe it did work. It's true that i was also on iron (Floradix - herbal iron supplement), but i have a cousin who is a vegetarian, and her hemoglobin was surprisingly higher than the normal range, and it turned out she had eaten only buckwheat for about a week - 10 days prior to the blood test.

In my case, my hemoglobin went from 11,5 (115) to 16,1 (161) after only 2 and a half months of taking Floradix and other supplements to help better absorption, I was also eating a lot of buckwheat, as well as nettle. By the way, nettle is a good source of iron for vegetarians.

My iron went from almost nothing to the middle of the range. I thought not to post numbers, because the range in my lab differes from anything I've read here, but anyway, the range is 6,6 - 26. So, I went from 2,8 to 11,3. MCV and HTC also improved and these fit in the range now. The problem that remains is still low Ferritin, which went from 2,9 to 9,5. Not bad in less than 3 months, I hope;)

Also, 100 grams of apricots are said to contain as much iron as a serving of read meat does. But there will be a difference in absorption (heme & non-heme iron difference).

If anything good comes to mind (concerning diet), I'll share it with you. But buckwheat is really something you wouldn't want to miss:)
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