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It is a blood disorder in which platelets get destructed due to our unwholesome diet, lifestyle, hereditary factors and the involvement of our immune system. Platelets are formed in the bone marrow which are responsible for clotting. Healthy eating and a balanced diet are important for all patients. So, here's the required dietary recommendations that can help you to increase the platelet count and manage ITP.

Diet charts for ITP



Take 1-2 glass of lukewarm water, 4-5 Almonds (Soaked overnight) / Papaya leaves juice 1-2 tablespoon / Consume 1 – 2 Amla

15-20 minutes of walk, 15 minutes (light exercise, yoga, and meditation)


Broken wheat porridge (Veg / sweet Dalia) / Veg oats / Veg Semolina (veg upma) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Veg Idli / Vermicelli (veg / sweet Sewian) / Chapatti with veg or Dal


Fruits / Herbal tea / Arjun Tea / Pomegranate juice 50 ml / Beetroot juice 20-30ml / Carrot juice 50 ml / Pumpkin juice 50 ml / Green coconut water / Papaya juice / Green juice


Plain chapatti / Mixed chapatti / Boiled Rice / Veg khichdi / Veg pulav / Vegetable + Dal + Salad


Herbal Tea / Red juice / Sprout / Veg / Arjun Tea


Plain chapatti / Boiled Rice / Khichdi / Dalia / Sabudana khichdi / Vegetable + Dal + Salad



Cereals to be consumed

Whole wheat, Oatmeal, Brown rice, finger millets, Pearl millets

Cereals to be avoided

White refined flour.


Fruits to be consumed

Apple, Banana, Peach, Pear, Papaya, Kiwi, Watermelon, Muskmelon, Custard apple, Chikoo, Amla.

Fruits to be avoided

All citrus fruits like Orange, Lemon, Pineapple, Mango, Figs, Plum.


Vegetables to be consumed

Bottle gourd, Round gourd, Radish, Carrot, Cucumber, Cabbage, Lettuce, Turnip, Beetroot, Broccoli, Spinach, Kale, Sweet potatoes, Peas, Green leafy vegetables, Pumpkin

Vegetables to be avoided

Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Tomato, Eggplant, Capsicum


Pulses to be consumed

Green gram, Split chick peas (Moderate), Split red lentils.

Pulses to be avoided

Black gram, Horse gram


Dairy Products to be consumed


Dairy Products to be avoided

Milk and its products, Curd, Cheese, Buttermilk, Raw milk, Yogurt


Oils to be consumed

Cow ghee, Olive oil, Canola oil

Oils to be avoided

Unsaturated fats, Cream, Palm oil, Coconut oil, Butter


Spices to be consumed

Fenugreek, Coriander, Mint, Black pepper, Cumin, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Fennel.

Spices to be avoided

Red chilies, Green chilies, Clove, Excess salt.


Drinks to be consumed

Coconut water, Pumpkin juice, Green juice, Red juice, Carrot juice, Pomegranate juice, Beetroot juice, Aloe-Vera juice, Herbal tea, Green tea, Arjun Tea, Wheatgrass juice

Drinks to be avoided

Alcohol, Carbonated drinks, Canned or packaged soups, packaged fruit juices.


Flesh Foods to be consumed

Egg white, chicken soup (Occasionally)

Flesh Foods to be avoided

Red meat, Pork, Lamb, Fish and Sea food


Dry Fruits to be consumed

Almonds, Raisins, walnuts (soaked one)

Dry Fruits to be avoided

Pistachio, Cashew nuts, All the seeds like Flax seeds, Sunflower, Chia


Other Foods to be consumed

Home made only

Other Foods to be avoided

All bakery products or Processed foods, Sauces, Fruit jellies, Jams, Mayonnaise, Ice-cream, Cream soups, Dark chocolate, Butter scotch, Coconut bar, Chutneys, Pickles, Junk food, Deep fried foods, Too salty and Spicy foods, Peanuts.


Green Juice - Coriander leaves (10-12), Mint leaves (4-5), Spinach leaves (2), Basil leaves (2-3), Wheatgrass (5-6), and Sheesham leaves (2-3).

  • 20 ml or 2 tbsp., twice daily can be taken.
  • Cap. Spirulina, Cap Moringa, Cap. Green essentials- 1 each can be added for better results.

Red Juice - Beetroot (3-4 slices), Amla (1), Apple (3-4 slices), Pomegranate (few seeds), Marigold flower petals (9-10), Rose petals (5-6), Grapes (2-3).

  • 200 ml, 2 to 3 times can be taken.

For taste, black grapes can be added.


  • Walk for at least 30-45 min is recommended.
  • Whole fruit should be preferred to fruit juices.
  • Skipping of meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast
  • 6 soaked almonds to be included in your daily diet.
  • Water intake should be increased at least 8-10 glass regularly
  • Herbal Tea- Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin and carom in 3 cups of water till it's reduced to 1 cup.
  • Leaves and Grass - Radish leaves, Mint leaves, Coriander leaves, Spinach leaves, Fenugreek Leaves, Rocket leaves, Lettuce, Kale, Lemongrass, Wheatgrass.
  • Salads - Cucumber, Carrot, Radish, Beetroot
  • Papaya leaves - Boiled 4-5 leaves of papaya in 2 cups of water for a few minutes. Allow it to cool. Filter and have it for 2-3 times a day.
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