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How to Prevent Anemia

Actually, my spring term was difficult for me because of anemia. I do not want other ICU students to be depressed because of the same cause, so I choose to write about this topic.

What kind of nutrition is effective in managing anemia?

Getting protein, folic acid, and iron is important for preventing anemia. Surprisingly, most Japanese women lack protein and are at risk of anemia even if they do not have any diseases. So, the first tip is to try to get protein, folic acid, and iron in your diet.   

Try not to consume caffeine.

Caffeine prevents you from absorbing iron and zinc, so try not to consume too much caffeine if you are anemic. 

What I eat to prevent anemia.

Koya Dofu, Avocado, Tofu, Kozakana, Spinach, Komatsuna, Tuna, Simmered Mackerel with Miso, Sashimi, Hijiki, and Clams

As you can see, many Japanese food ingredients can help prevent anemia. Through this experience, I recognized that washoku is good for our health. I originally loved Japanese food, but my love for it has increased so much recently.

Yukina Shima

ICU Japan '24

I am a student of ICU that loves to drink coffee and tea. Also enjoys perfume, music, tennis, e.t.c. Respect Japanese culture as literature and Gagaku(雅楽). Love to eat and sleep.
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