Sarah G. is out for blood

Published January 13, 2021, 2:55 PM

by MB Lifestyle

Blood health, that is. Her music video “Dugo’y Pagtibayin” is making the rounds on social media and people are asking, why is Sarah Geronimo talking about blood?

Well, it’s no secret Sarah Geronimo is now busy as ever. Her new role as a wife, and if all is aligned with the universe, a mother, will surely pile on to her already-full schedule as a singer, actress and all-around likeable celebrity. She’s also tagged her name to the #AngDugoMoKamusta campaign that advocates for more awareness of the importance of looking after blood health.

Ang dugong Pinoy matibay kahit sa anong pagsubok,” Sarah intones in the video. Sarah’s music video and its underlying #AngDugoMoKamusta campaign aims to inspire and uplift the spirit of Filipinos to keep healthy to be able to keep fighting. It’s supported by Sangobion Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+).

Why blood? Unknown to most, blood health is essential to immunity. Blood is produced in the bone marrow in the hollow spaces of the bones. Here are produced the red blood cells that carry oxygen, the white blood cells that combat infection, and the platelets needed for blood clotting. Keeping this system healthy (especially the production of white blood cells) helps the body become better equipped to fight infection. In addition, low hemoglobin count or anemia can manifest symptoms such as lethargy, dizziness and a general feeling of weakness, making it difficult for the body to carry on normal everyday tasks, and make it too tired to have the physical activity needed to keep the body in shape.

Fortunately, there are simple ways that can keep blood healthy and strengthen immunity:

Put some red meat into your diet to help produce more red blood cells. It’s no secret that red meat is a rich source of protein, saturated fat, zinc, B vitamins, and most importantly, iron. Vary your source of red meat by incorporating small amounts of organ meat into your diet.

Don’t like meat? Try specific fish like salmon and mackerel, which are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids that can raise good cholesterol levels 1 and reduce blood pressure levels in people with high blood pressure2.

Color your diet with deep-green leafy vegetables and colorful berries. It’s a simple guideline to follow: the brighter and deeper the colors of the veg, the better it probably is for your blood.

Don’t hesitate to supplement your intake. Take iron supplements with vitamins and minerals that help replenish iron stores and increase red blood cell levels in the body. Most people don’t like iron supplements because of their unpleasant aftertaste, so choose one that addresses this.

Lose weight, and stay away from high-cholesterol foods. You may have healthy blood levels but if your arteries are clogged, it hardly does you any good.

Relax and stay calm. Blood health is not just about the hemoglobin, it’s also about your blood pressure. Actively keep your stress levels managed by taking breaks to do deep breathing, meditating, or just indulging in low-energy, relaxing activities like gardening.

Be proactive. Follow positive celebrities like Sarah G. and help your blood health by eating the right foods and taking Sangobion Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+).

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

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