Foods That Help Raise Platelet Count
Remember though, that while there are foods that can naturally help with alleviating Thrombocytopenic, other factors such as allergies, viruses, and parasites should also be taken into account. The following foods can improve with low platelet count.
Omega 3 fatty acids: all foods containing omega-3 are useful in battling low platelet counts. This so-called “king of fats”, which includes cod liver oil, flax seed oil, tuna, wild salmon, and free range eggs, cannot be biologically produced by the human body.
Omega-3 improves blood circulation, reduces inflammation, may lessen the threat of cancer, and increases the ratio of high density lipoproteins (HDL - good cholesterol) to low density lipoproteins (LDL - bad cholesterol). It also enhances and strengthens the body’s immune system and boosts platelet levels.
Organic vegetables, which are full of antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals - such as broccoli and other dark leafy greens, like kale and spinach - help raise the platelet count and stimulate the body’s internal mechanism. Try to eat vegetables raw – cooking them removes some of their nutrients.
Berries: these little forest gems contain phyronutrients, which not only help in building up low platelet counts and keeping your immune system in tip top shape, but also neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are group of atoms that theoretically cause inflammation, cellular damage, and aging. Try to eat berries raw – cooking them reduces the amount of nutrients.
Organically grown tomatoes are nutrient powerhouses, which are packed with vitamin and minerals (vitamin C and potassium,) and antioxidants (lycopene). They are low in calories, sodium, and cholesterol, as well as being fat-free and high in water content. Try to eat tomatoes raw – cooking them removes some nutrients.
Increase consumption of red meat, apples, bitter gourd, potato skins and beetroots. Take it slow as first (you might not be able to hold the food down due to platelet deficiency,) and as your platelet count starts to improve, add more complex food into your diet like bone marrow.
*Thoroughly wash raw food before consumption to avoid parasitic worms and viruses, as they are known to cause platelet counts to drop.