Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Yao Wen today (October 11, 2023) said that President Xi Jinping and and the Chinese government are "deeply concerned" on the dengue epidemic in Bangladesh and announced that China will provide 25 million RMB (USD 3.5 million) anti-dengue aid to Bangladesh. "Today, The Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh is handing over 700 sets of Dengue kits to Enam Medical College and Hospital, which would meet the demand of tests for over 18,000 people," he said at the hospital in Savar. Also read: ‘China adheres to true multilateralism’: Ambassador Yao Wen This marks only a starting point, and there will be more anti-dengue aid in larger scale coming from China in a few days, said the ambassador. "With our joint effort in mitigating the current dengue surge, the bond of friendship between the two countries and peoples would be further enhanced," said Ambassador Yao. Also read: Future of Bangladesh should be determined by Bangladeshis: Ambassador Yao reiterates China’s non-intervention policy As a time-tested friend and strategic partner of Bangladesh, the envoy said, China is committed to working with Bangladesh in addressing public health challenges, which was manifested by their joint fight against the Covid-19 pandemic over the past three years. State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief, Dr Md. Enamur Rahman, and Chief Executive Officer of Enam Medical College and Hospital, Dr. Anawarul Quader Nazim, among others, were present. Also read: No limit to potential of Bangladesh-China ties: Ambassador Yao Wen "This year by far, we have witnessed the severest dengue epidemic in Bangladesh’s history, causing grief to thousands of families while exerting unbearable pressure on the local hospital system," Ambassador Yao said. He expressed his deepest sympathy for those who died of the disease and his sincerest condolences to their family members. "I salute, with highest respect, the doctors and medical workers who have fought sleeplessly on the front for months. You have saved the lives of many. Your hard work is highly appreciated," he said. At this critical moment of combating dengue, China stands with Bangladesh like always, he said. Chinese President Xi Jinping met Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the BRICS summit in Johannesburg in August. President Xi emphasized that both China and Bangladesh are at a critical stage of their own development and revitalization, and the Chinese side stands ready to strengthen the synergy of development strategies with Bangladesh, push bilateral strategic cooperative partnership to a new level, and better benefit the people of the two countries.
Dengue, often referred to as break-bone fever, poses a considerable risk. The world has witnessed its spread as an epidemic, affecting millions globally. Amid this global health concern, some myths surrounding dengue are leading to misinformation and misguided treatment approaches. This article is going to debunk 10 myths about dengue. Let’s clear up these misconceptions about this formidable mosquito-borne disease for effective prevention. 10 Misconceptions about Dengue Dengue is Contagious Dengue primarily spreads through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. It is not a contagious disease. It is not transmitted through person to person contacts. While dengue is not typically transmitted from person to person, there are exceptional circumstances to consider. For instance, an infected pregnant mother can pass the virus to her developing fetus. Additionally, transmission via blood products, organ donation, and transfusions, while extremely rare, is not entirely impossible. Read more: Exploring Dengue Diagnosis: The Essential Tests for Detecting the Virus Dengue Prevails in Rural or Developing Areas This myth does not hold when examining the global reach of this infectious disease. Dengue is not limited to any specific geographical or economic boundaries. Dengue can occur in any country where the Aedes mosquito species are present. This includes tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide, encompassing both urban and semi-urban areas. Children and Elderly Are Susceptible to Dengue It's crucial to clarify that dengue can affect individuals of all ages, regardless of their age, gender, or socioeconomic status. Dengue virus does not discriminate based on age. People of all age groups are susceptible to dengue infection, and this includes infants, children, teenagers, and adults. It's true that certain risk categories, such as children and the elderly, are more vulnerable due to their potentially weakened immune systems. However, even healthy individuals can contract dengue or develop severe symptoms. Read more: Dengue Fever: Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention Any Mosquito Can Carry Dengue Virus In reality, dengue can only be transmitted through the bite of a female mosquito belonging to the Aedes Aegypti or the Aedes Albopictus species. This certain species is distinguished by its characteristic white markings on the legs. The transmission occurs when it bites an infected individual and subsequently bites a healthy and non-infected person. After an incubation period of about a week, the same mosquito can transmit the disease to another individual. It makes these particular mosquito species the primary vectors for dengue transmission. Dengue Mosquitoes Only Bite During the Day While it is true that dengue-spreading mosquitoes are more active during the daytime, their feeding habits can extend into nighttime hours. These mosquitoes are typically most active around two hours after sunrise and a few hours before sunset. However, they have been observed biting people at night, particularly in well-lit areas. One of the risk factors for nighttime exposure to dengue mosquitoes is the presence of artificial lighting. These mosquitoes can be drawn to indoor environments, including offices, malls, indoor auditoriums, and stadiums that use artificial lights throughout the day and night. Read more: How to Protect Babies and Children from Dengue Fever
In recent times, there has been a surge in dengue-related deaths caused by mosquito bites. Mosquitoes, those tiny, buzzing bugs, might seem harmless, but they can be carriers of deadly diseases. To protect yourself and your loved ones from these pesky insects, it is really important to take preventive measures. In this article, we will explore some proven tips to help you avoid mosquito bites. 13 Ways to prevent Mosquito Bites Mosquito Repellent Sprays and Creams Mosquito repellent sprays and creams are your allies in the battle against these bloodthirsty insects. Sprays with DEET or picaridin create a protective barrier when applied to skin and clothing. Creams add an extra layer of defense, especially on exposed areas like the face and neck. Use both to effectively repel mosquitoes and keep those pesky insects at bay. Wear Protective Clothing Wearing protective clothing is a smart way to avoid mosquito bites. You may opt for long-sleeved shirts and pants, preferably in light colors. Mosquitoes are less attracted to light-colored clothing. By covering up, you create a physical barrier that makes it harder for mosquitoes to reach your skin. Read more: How to Protect Babies and Children from Dengue Fever Avoid Peak Mosquito Activity Avoiding peak mosquito activity hours is a practical way to minimize your risk of bites. Mosquitoes are most active during dawn and dusk. If possible, stay indoors during these times or take extra precautions when you need to be outside. By doing so, you reduce your exposure to these bloodsucking pests. Install Window Screens Installing window screens is a simple yet effective measure to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home. These screens act as a barrier, keeping mosquitoes out while allowing fresh air to flow in. By ensuring your windows and doors have screens in place, you can enjoy a mosquito-free indoor environment, especially during the warmer months. Maintain a Mosquito-Free Yard A mosquito-free yard starts with proactive steps. It is best to regularly clean your yard by removing debris and items that can collect stagnant water, like old tires or buckets. You need to ensure trash cans are tightly sealed to prevent them from becoming mosquito breeding grounds. Additionally, you should be concerned about emptying containers that collect rainwater, such as flower pots and bird baths, to eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites. By doing so, you create an environment that's less welcoming to these disease-carrying insects. Read more: Best Foods to Increase Platelets in Dengue Fever Use Mosquito Nets Using mosquito nets is a practical solution, especially when sleeping outdoors. Mosquito nets create a physical barrier between you and mosquitoes protecting you throughout the night. You have to simply suspend the netting over your sleeping area to keep those insects at bay, ensuring a peaceful and bite-free night's sleep.
World Bank approves $200 million to help Bangladesh improve primary healthcare for common illnesses including dengue
The World Bank on Wednesday (August 30, 2023) approved $200 million to help Bangladesh improve primary healthcare services for treatment, prevention and referral for common illnesses including mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, and medical waste management in Dhaka North and South City Corporations, Chattogram City Corporation, and Savar and Tarabo municipalities. The Urban Health, Nutrition and Population Project will establish a network of primary health centers offering a broad range of health, nutrition, and population services along with a direct referral system with secondary and tertiary-level facilities. About 2.5 million children under five in these urban areas will receive services, according to a release from the WB. Read : World Bank’s cooperation sought to build power transmission lines from Nepal to Bangladesh The credit is from the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), which provides concessional financing, and has a 30-year term with a five-year grace period. The project will improve antenatal services for women, with a target of over 250,000 women receiving at least four checkups during pregnancy. It will also support hypertension screening and follow-up of about 1.3 million adults. To reduce out-of-pocket expenditure on medical care for the poor people, the project will renovate selected existing public health facilities, including government outdoor dispensaries, and family planning clinics. The project will also focus on environmental health and preventive services like mosquito control, medical waste management, and behavior change communication to promote healthy lifestyles to prevent illnesses and mitigate the effects of climate change and air pollution on human health. Read : Govt, World Bank ink $300 million financing deal for skill development, employment of rural youths It will support the development and implementation of a multi-sectoral strategy to manage infectious disease outbreaks in cities and municipalities. To prevent dengue, the project will introduce a climate-based dengue early warning system and outbreak response capacities as well as take measures to clear breeding sites. Abdoulaye Seck, World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan, said that Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in improving healthcare, particularly in rural areas. “But urban areas have limited public healthcare facilities. Hence, poor people and slum dwellers are often forced to turn to more expensive private healthcare. Further, with high population density, climate change, and rapid urbanization, new health challenges are emerging, including an increase of dengue cases, infectious and non-communicable diseases," he said. Read : Dengue: 7 more die, 2367 hospitalised in 24hrs Iffat Mahmud, Senior Operations Officer at the World Bank and Task Team Leader for the Project, said that the impact of climate change on mosquito-borne and infectious diseases is often overlooked. An overreliance on fogging or spraying targeting adult mosquitoes and untargeted larval control is not an efficient use of resources. “As mosquito lifecycle is influenced by climatic conditions, the project will strengthen the mosquito control laboratory and build capacities to implement innovative mosquito control measures and other community-based interventions,” the World Bank official said.
Thirteen more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Wednesday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 506 this year. During the period, 2, 070 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Read: Near 1 lakh people infected with dengue this year Of the new patients, 857 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside it, according to DGHS. A total of 7, 825 dengue patients, including 3, 580 the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country. So far, the DGHS has recorded 1, 06, 429 dengue cases, 98, 098 recoveries. Read: WHO urges swift action as dengue cases surge in Bangladesh The country logged 281 dengue deaths in 2022 – the highest on record after 179 deaths recorded in 2019. Also, it recorded 62,423 dengue cases and 61,971 recoveries last year.
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Wednesday said that a ward will be marked ‘red’ if more than 10 dengue patients are detected in a week. Then a daylong special combing operation will be conducted in the 'red marked' ward, he said. Read: DSCC opens control room to check dengue The DSCC mayor said this while inspecting a special cleanliness and destruction of Aedes mosquitoes’ breeding grounds programme in Dhaka University Library adjacent area. The mayor said, "From next Saturday, we are taking another special drive which is ward-based. We are going to declare those wards red-marked where more than 10 patients in a week will be detected.” Read: Dengue outbreak: DSCC distributes leaflets in mosques to raise awareness At that time, he urged the residents and the owners of buildings and establishments of those wards (red-marked) to keep their surroundings clean. Announcing the special drive in wards 5, 22, 53 and 60 next Saturday, Taposh said, "We have found more than 10 patients in these four wards in the last one week. We will conduct the special drive in these four wards on Saturday.” “We think we can control the Aedes mosquito completely this way. For this, locals have to be fully involved. Then our programme will be more successful," the mayor added. Read: 3 DSCC hospitals offer free dengue test from Thursday Du Teachers' Association General Secretary Professor Zinat Huda, Proctor Prof Dr Maksudur Rahman, Faculty of Arts Dean Professor Dr Abdul Basir, Shaheed Sergeant Zahurul Haque Hall Provost Prof Dr Md Abdur Rahim, among others, were present on the occasion.
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has fined 9 establishments a total of Tk 1.03 lakh for finding larvae of Aedes mosquitoes, the dengue vector, on Sunday. Also read : 3 DSCC hospitals offer free dengue test from Thursday DSCC conducted seven mobile courts to eliminate breeding grounds of Aedes mosquitoes in Central Road, Naba Roy Basak Lane, Tati Bazar, Wari, Rankin Street, Pear Ali Gali, Kadam Ali Road, Manda, Signboard, Demra, Sontek, Sheikhdi, South Kajla, Rayerbagh and Kadamtali areas of the corporation. Also read : Anti-Aedes drive: DSCC fines 13 offenders Tk 1.4 lakh During the drive, people associated with nine houses and under-construction buildings were fined Tk 1.03 lakh as the larvae of Aedes mosquitoes were found. A total of 355 houses and establishments were inspected in today's drive. Also read : Dengue outbreak: DSCC distributes leaflets in mosques to raise awareness Bangladesh has recorded 466 dengue deaths this year, the highest on record. At the same time, the country has seen over 90,000 dengue cases since the beginning of the year. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) urged swift action as dengue cases surge in Bangladesh. “The higher incidence of dengue is taking place in the context of an unusual episodic amount of rainfall, combined with high temperatures and high humidity, which have resulted in an increased mosquito population throughout Bangladesh,” WHO said.
The dengue situation might worsen in the months of August and September, according to health experts. Despite the government's visible preventive measures, the numbers of cases and fatalities from dengue fever are rising day by day as a record number of dengue cases and deaths were reported in the country in the first six months of this year. According to experts, the pattern of Aedes mosquitoes has changed as it has now become much “smarter” than before. Prof. Dr. Kabirul Bashar, Entomologist of Jahangirnagar University, said, “The dengue situation may worsen in the running month. During our research in the laboratory, we make a model after analyzing some factors, including the density of Aedes mosquito population, number of dengue patients, temperature, humidity and rainfall. It is clear that the dengue situation may worsen in the coming days. It could take a serious turn in the months of August and September.” Dengue death toll rises to 127 with record 13 deaths in 24 hours “At this moment it is important to manage dengue hotspots and use fogging to combat Aedes mosquitoes in those areas where dengue has already spread. In that case, the authorities can detect the infected people through their address and kill the mosquitoes through fogging machines, because as long as these mosquitoes remain alive, dengue will spread in all the areas,” he said. He also urged city dwellers to combat dengue and ensure that Aedes mosquitoes do not accumulate in their homes and yards. 55 wards in Dhaka at high risk According to a survey conducted in 98 wards — under Dhaka North and South city corporations — by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), from June 18 to 27, 55 wards are at high risk of dengue. During the survey in 40 wards of Dhaka North City Corporation and 58 wards in South City Corporation, Aedes larvae were found in 43.53% multipurpose buildings, 21.31% houses and 18.21% under construction buildings. Dengue death toll rises to 114 with record 8 more deaths in 24 hours The wards which are at high risk of dengue under Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) are: No 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 37 and 38. The areas include Mirpur, Pallabi, Mazar Road, Pirer Bagh, Monipur, Shewrapara, Kafrul, Ibrahimpur, Khilkhet, Kuril, Joar Shahara, Banani, Gulshan, Baridhara, Mohakhali, Rampura, Khilgaon, Malibagh, Karwanbazar, Tejturi Bazar, Agargaon, Mohammadpur, Baitul Aman, Moghbazar, Iskaton and Badda. The wards which are at high risk of dengue under Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC)are: No 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 26, 33, 34, 36, 41, 44, 46, 48, 50, 51, 54, 55 and 57. The areas include Goran, Meradia, Basabo, Sabujbagh, Mugda, Madartek, Fakirapool, Arambagh, Shahjahanpur, Rajarbagh, Old Paltan, Baitul Mukarram, dhanmondi, Rayerbazar, Nilkhet, Science Laboratory, Elephant Road, Minto Road, Kakrail, Hazaribagh, Lalbagh, Azimpur, Palashi, Bongshal, Siddiquebazar, Shakharibazar, Wari, Sutrapur, Mill Barrack, Sayedabad, North Jatrabari, Mirhazaribagh, Dholaipar, Gendaria, Jurain and Kamrangirchar. Reasons behind deaths from dengue Public health expert Dr Lelin Chowdhury said the country has recorded the highest death toll from dengue in the first six months this year. There are some reasons behind it. First, most of those who were infected with dengue this year, have had dengue once or twice before. When they again became infected with the disease, the severity increased. Most of them failed to identify whether they were infected with dengue or not and some people were in a dilemma. When they delay in seeking medical attention, they develop a condition of complications or shock syndrome, he said, adding, “This is another reason for deaths behind dengue.” DSCC opens control room to check dengue Besides, the behaviour pattern of Aedes mosquitoes has changed as they bite people throughout the day and night, and can remain active in artificial light outside, which is playing a vital role in dengue infection. “We are afraid that if no immediate program is taken against the Aedes mosquito to control dengue, a terrible disaster might be upon us in the coming days,” he said. Replying to a question on why the authorities concerned have not yet managed to control dengue, Dr Lelin said, “The authorities concerned of the city corporations have not taken effective measures as we see. Secondly, it is not possible for the city corporations alone to combat dengue. For this, the public representatives and people should be involved as well.” Prof. Dr Nazmul Islam, director of disease control and line of DGHS, said during a survey conducted on 3149 houses in 40 wards of DNCC and 58 wards of DSCC, Aedes larvae were found in 549 houses, which is an alarming sign. He also blamed people’s unawareness behind the spread of dengue. Read more: Best Foods to Increase Platelets in Dengue Fever Prof Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, Director General of the DGHS, said, “This year, as monsoon has started late, there is a possibility that the dengue season may prolong. We have taken steps to minimize the manpower crisis and dengue treatment is going on in all hospitals in the capital.” Additional director of DGHS, Dr. Rasheda Sultana, told UNB that dengue corners have been opened in all hospitals and an information desk is available in the hospitals. Sufficient beds are available for providing treatment to dengue patients. There are 800 beds in DNCC’s dedicated dengue hospital while there are 600 beds in Mugda General Hospital, 120 in Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, 195 in Salimullah Medical College and Hospital, 44 in Shishu Hospital, 120 in Suhrawardy Hospital, 250 in Kurmitola General Hospital, and 72 in Kuwait Maitree Hospital. According to DGHS report till July 18, thirteen deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Tuesday morning, the highest number of deaths in a day from the mosquito-borne disease this year, raising the fatalities in Bangladesh to 127 in 2023. Read more: Dengue Prevention: 10 Home Remedies to Repel Mosquitoes During the period, 1,533 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever, it said. Of the new patients, 779 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside it, according to DGHS. A total of 5,569 dengue patients, including 3,443 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country. So far, the DGHS has recorded 24,000 dengue cases and 18,304 recoveries this year. Read more: How to Protect Babies and Children from Dengue Fever
Dengue fever is a prevalent mosquito-borne viral disease that affects people of all ages, including babies and children. It is caused by the dengue virus, which is primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. In Bangladesh, dengue fever poses a significant health risk, particularly during the monsoon season when mosquito population increases. So during this time taking proper measurements to safeguard people especially babies and children from dengue fever is very important. Dengue Symptoms in Babies and Children Recognising the symptoms of dengue fever in babies and children is crucial for timely intervention. While some individuals may experience mild symptoms or remain asymptomatic, others may develop severe manifestations. Common signs of dengue fever in babies and children are included below. - High fever often reaching 104°F (40°C) or higher for 2 to 7 days- Rash usually after the fever subsides- HeadacheBody aches includeing joint and muscle pain - Nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite- Fatigue and weakness- Bleeding from the nose, gums, or small bruises in severe casesEye Pain Read more: Read more: Dengue Fever: Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention It's important to note that symptoms can vary from mild to severe, and some children may not exhibit all of these symptoms. If you suspect your child has dengue fever, it's essential to consult a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. 10 Prevention Measures to Save Babies and Children from Dengue Protecting babies and children from dengue fever requires a comprehensive approach that focuses on prevention. Here are ten essential tips to safeguard babies and children from dengue fever. Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites Mosquitoes that transmit the dengue virus breed in standing water. Try to regularly inspect your surroundings and eliminate any sources of stagnant water. It would be wise to empty and clean water containers such as flower pots, buckets, and pet bowls, ensuring that water storage tanks are tightly covered. Also discard any items that can collect water, such as old tyres or unused containers. Overall try to keep your surroundings clean and tidy. Read more: Dengue Prevention: 10 Home Remedies to Repel Mosquitoes Use Mosquito Nets and Screens When your child is sleeping, you can ensure a mosquito-free sleep environment by installing fine mesh mosquito nets over beds and windows. Make sure the nets are properly tucked in and free from holes. This creates a physical barrier that effectively prevents mosquito bites. Wear Protective Clothing It is suggested to dress your child in clothing that covers their arms, legs, and feet. Lightweight, loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirts and long pants are recommended. Tucking the pants into socks and choosing closed-toe shoes can further reduce exposed skin. Light-colored clothing is preferable as mosquitoes are attracted to darker colors. Add Immunity Boosting Foods to Diet Having a strong immune system provides better defense against diseases, including dengue fever. Enhancing immunity can be achieved by incorporating certain foods into your children's diet. These include yogurt, turmeric, ginger, garlic, spinach, citrus fruits, and almonds, all of which contribute to strengthening the immune system. Read more: Best Foods to Increase Platelets in Dengue Fever
Dengue fever, an illness transmitted by mosquitoes, is a viral infection that impacts a vast number of individuals every year across the globe. It is characterized by symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, joint and muscle pain, rash, and in some cases, a decrease in platelet count. Platelets, being vital components of the blood, play a crucial role in the process of coagulation, ensuring the prevention of excessive hemorrhaging. Dengue can lead to a decrease in platelet count. While medical intervention is crucial in severe cases, certain foods can support platelet production and aid in recovery. Platelet Counts in Dengue In dengue fever, the virus affects the production and function of platelets, which can lead to a condition known as thrombocytopenia. In a healthy body, the standard quantity of platelets in circulation within a microliter of blood falls within the range of 150,000 to 450,000 platelets. However, during dengue fever, the platelet count can drop significantly, putting individuals at risk of bleeding. Platelet counts below 150,000 are considered low. And when the platelet count falls below 100,000 platelets per microliter of blood, it is considered a risk zone, and immediate medical attention is required. It is essential to monitor platelet levels regularly during dengue fever to ensure appropriate medical intervention if necessary. Read more: Dengue Prevention: 10 Home Remedies to Repel Mosquitoes Best Foods to Increase Platelets in Dengue Fever Eating a well-balanced and nutritious diet is vital for supporting the immune system and aiding in the recovery from dengue fever. Here are some of the best foods that can help increase platelet counts during dengue fever. Papaya Papaya is rich in vitamin C, which plays a crucial role in boosting platelet production. It also contains enzymes like papain that help improve digestion. Consuming ripe papaya or drinking fresh papaya juice can be beneficial. In Bangladesh, papaya is readily available and can be included in the diet easily. Try to have 1-2 servings of papaya daily. Pomegranate Pomegranate is a powerhouse of antioxidants and essential nutrients. It can help stimulate the production of platelets and improve overall blood circulation. Including fresh pomegranate juice or adding pomegranate seeds to salads or yogurt can be a healthy choice. Attempt for 1-2 servings of pomegranate daily. Read more: Exploring Dengue Diagnosis: The Essential Tests for Detecting the Virus Leafy green vegetables Leafy green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and fenugreek leaves are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They help in increasing platelet counts and boosting overall immunity. These vegetables are commonly found in Bangladesh and can be incorporated into meals or consumed as salads. It would be better to have 2-3 servings of vegetables per day. Beetroot Beetroot is rich in iron and folic acid, which are essential for maintaining healthy blood and increasing platelet production. It also contains antioxidants that help in detoxification. Including beetroot in salads or consuming freshly extracted beetroot juice can be beneficial. You may consume 1-2 servings of beetroot daily.