Anemia is diagnosed when there are insufficient red blood cells or there is a lack of hemoglobin in the blood. This results in reduced oxygen getting to the cells which means that their function will decrease and become deficient in oxygen. Iron is needed to make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to the cells. If you feel tired, breathless, dizzy, constipated, and look pale, you may have anemia. Other symptoms include cold hands and feet, brittle nails, poor hair health, and brain fog. Be sure that you are eating foods that are rich in iron such as amaranth, lentils, barley, almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, cage-free organic eggs, and chickpeas. You should also include plenty of green vegetables in your diet, especially leafy green ones. Sprinkle sesame seeds and kelp flakes onto your food for added nutrients. Ginger is also a delicious and beneficial ingredient to add to drinks or dishes.