Blog By: Aishwarya Ghumekar
Donating your blood could mean helps you lose weight as well as reduce your risks for serious illnesses while helping your community enjoys a healthy life.
Certainly, you won’t be asked to donate blood in order to attain a desirable weight, but as per the University of California, San Diego, you can burn about 650 calories of one pint of blood per donation. A person who regularly donates blood can lose a significant amount of weight, but it should not be used as a tool to lose weight by any means.
In addition to that, donating blood cuts your risk of heart disease. That’s because blood donation reduces the amount of iron that may oxidize in your blood. When excess iron in the blood oxidizes, it damages your cardiovascular system.
Similarly, the reduction of iron stores and iron in the body while giving blood can reduce your risk of cancer.
So, think of it as a chance to help others while you attain a healthy weight and cut down your risks for certain diseases. But, remember to eat well before, during and after the donation process.