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DIET CHART FOR OLIGOSPERMIA (LOW SPERM COUNT)

INTRODUCTION

Oligospermia is a condition in which the sperm count is less than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen. The common symptoms associated with Oligospermia are thin discharge and less discharge, sexual inability, pain and swelling in testicles area, less facial and body hairs. A balanced diet which is rich in Vitamin C, B12, Zinc, and Omega-3 fatty acid will help to promote the production of sperms. If the balanced diet is not consumed in oligospermia then it will result in infertility.

Oligospermia (Low-Sperm-Count)

DAILY DIET SCHEDULE

EARLY-MORNING

Herbal tea / Green tea/ Soaked almonds/ Walnuts

BREAKFAST

Veg dalia  / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Cheela (Moong dal) / Ragi roti / Chapatti with Veg or Dal / Egg white -1

MID-MORNING

Fruits / Coconut water / Herbal tea / Green tea / Salad

LUNCH

Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Saburdana khichdi / Vegetable + Dal + Salad / Non- veg (once in a week)

EVENING

Sprouts / Green tea / Veg. / Non- veg / Lentil Soup (Home-made) / Herbal tea / Salad / Fox nut (Makhane)

DINNER

Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Vegetable + Dal

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

TO BE CONSUMED

Rice (Brown rice), Oats, Quinoa, Wheat, Barley, Pearl millet (Bajra), Foxtail millet (Kangni)

TO BE AVOIDED

Refined flour

VEGETABLES

TO BE CONSUMED

Zucchini, Sweet potato, Pumpkin, Ginger, Celery, Eggplant, Onion, Coriander, Radish, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale, Collard green, Bok Choy, Cabbage, Spinach, Beets, Lettuce, Parsley, Turnip, Carrots, Cucumber, Lima beans, Bottle gourd, Ridge gourd, Round gourd.

TO BE AVOIDED

Canned vegetables

FRUITS

TO BE CONSUMED

Apricots, Watermelon, Banana, Guava, Papaya, Muskmelon, Apple, Sapodilla, Plum, Pomegranate, Kiwi, Pear, Avocado, Raspberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Cherries, Blueberries.

TO BE AVOIDED

Canned vegetables

DRY FRUITS / SEEDS

TO BE CONSUMED

Walnuts, Almonds, Cashews nuts, Hazelnut, Brazil nuts, Pumpkin seeds, Flaxseeds

TO BE AVOIDED

Nil

PULSES

TO BE CONSUMED

All Pulses and Lentils can be consumed.

TO BE AVOIDED

Horse gram

SPICES

TO BE CONSUMED

Turmeric, Coriander, Fenugreek, Cumin, Black pepper, Thyme, Cardamom, Cinnamon

TO BE AVOIDED

Excess amount of salt and red chilies

DAIRY PRODUCTS

TO BE CONSUMED

Milk, Buttermilk, Cow ghee, Cheese, Butter

TO BE AVOIDED

Soy milk, Tofu, Tea, Coffee

NON - VEG

TO BE CONSUMED

Lean meat, Chicken, Eggs, Cold water fish Salmon, Sardines, Tuna, and Mackerel (once in week).

TO BE AVOIDED

Red meat, Processed and Fried meat, Beef, Pork, Prawns, Crab, Lobster.

FATS

TO BE CONSUMED

Cow ghee, Mustard oil, Olive oil, Soybean oil, Canola oil, Rice bran oil, Almond oil, Coconut oil.

TO BE AVOIDED

Palm oil

DRINKS

TO BE CONSUMED

Coconut water, Sugarcane juice, Homemade soups, Herbal tea, Homemade juices

TO BE AVOIDED

Whole milk drinks, Cream based liqueurs, Canned soup and Packaged soup, Alcohol, Sweetened drinks, Squashes, Carbonated drinks  

OTHER PRODUCTS

TO BE CONSUMED

Jaggery, Honey

TO BE AVOIDED

Alcohol, Junk food, Packed and Processed food

HOME REMEDIES

  • Fenugreek Seeds - Soak fenugreek seeds overnight and eat it in early morning or you can also drink the water in which seeds are soaked.
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  • Cow’s Ghee - Add 1/2 tsp of cow’s ghee in glass of milk. Consume it daily.
  • Almonds - Eat soaked almonds daily, it helps to increase sperm count.
  • Dates - Eat few dates with lukewarm milk at bedtime.

HEALTH TIPS

  • Do not consume alcohol
  • Quit smoking.
  • Eat anti-oxidant rich diet.
  • Get proper sleep.
  • Maintain ideal body weight.
  • Do exercise and increase physical activity.
 
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