"Platelets are blood cells that help with clotting, and it is essential to maintain their levels. However, some people have thrombocytopenia, or a low platelet count, which means they have to find ways to increase their levels. Eating certain foods may help increase a person's platelet count naturally.
Foods to eat to increase platelet count include:
- Folate-rich foods
- Foods rich in vitamins B-12, C, D, and K
- Iron-rich foods
- Supplements of these nutrients are available and may help raise a person's platelet count.
Avoiding specific products, such as alcohol and the artificial sweetener aspartame, can also help to increase platelet count."
- By Jayne Leonard for Medical News Today.