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Last Updated : Oct 13,2019
Thalassemia is an inherited genetic disorder of the blood in which makes less or abnormal hemoglobin which is a part of red blood cells (RBC) of the body.
- हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Thalassemia recipes in Hindi)
These low levels of hemoglobin production can make you anemic and show symptoms of paleness, fatigue, tiredness along with weakness. The two main types of thalassemia are ‘alpha’ and ‘beta’. Each of these are further have three types – ‘minor’, ‘moderate’ or ‘major’.
If you are a thalassemia minor, usually no treatment is required. But for those who are moderate or major thalassemia patients, they need medical assistance and in severe cases blood transfusion throughout their life. Repeated blood transfusions may lead to high dosage of iron in your body, which can damage other body organs.
For thalassemia minor, there are not many diet changes to be followed. However moderate thalassemia with non-transfused patients are usually prescribed folate supplementation along with a moderately low-iron diet. And for those on blood transfusion therapy and chelation therapy (to bind excess iron in the body) are advised to follow a strict low iron diet. They are often advised to have a black tea after meals to reduce the iron absorption from meals.
Also remember to add enough calcium to your diet as the bones tend to weaken with the progression this disease.
Here are a few recipes to help you sail safely through this ailment.
Crunchy Cumin Seeds Cracker by Tarla Dalal
These crispy, low fat munchies are made with oats, maize flour and whole-wheat flour instead of refined maida. These are great to keep in your handbag so that you are prepared when hunger strikes. You can also serve them as an appetizer along with garlic tomato salsa.
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Rice and Vegetable Chila by Tarla Dalal
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Here, the addition of buttermilk and cabbage has that effect on the traditional chila. The rava and the urad dal flour are essential ingredients that balance th ....
Banana Raita by Tarla Dalal
A perfect blend of sweet and spice, this Banana Raita will change your view about the fruit. If you thought it could be used to make only desserts and fruit salads, you will be pleasantly surprised by this recipe, where we make a mouth-watering raita with bananas and fresh curds tempered with mustar ....
Paneer and Vegetable Paratha by Tarla Dalal
A great snack when kids come back home hungry from school. Stuffed with the goodness of paneer and veggies like beetroot, peas and potatoes, serve this paratha hot with a cup of curd. Works the same wonders when served at lunch or at dinner!
Rice Panki ( Non- Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Rice panki, all things traditional have a charm of their own. This extremely popular, traditional recipe, tastes yummy when served steaming hot. This can be made in many ways – without garlic, with more leafy vegetables etc. Feel free to exercise your will and choose what you like the best. The styl ....
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