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Diet Plan for Patients of Infertility

A person with infertility problem must follow a diet that especially supports the body in making healthy reproductive fluids. Foods that are packed with dense nutrients are essential for hormonal production and functions. A diet must support fetal development, sperm health, egg health, blood purification and much more. Males and females should try to maintain a healthy body weight and follow a balanced eating pattern to create strong fertility.

An Unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle, such as smoking, consumption of caffeine and alcohol, stress, chronic exposure to environmental pollutants and other nutritional habits has a negative impact on fertility and proves difficult to a female for conceiving. So a Well-balanced diet is needed to build up a healthy reproductive system.

Infertility diet charts

DIET CHART FOR INFERTILITY

EARLY-MORNING

One glass of water + 1 tsp Fenugreek seeds

BREAKFAST

Broken wheat porridge (Dalia) / Semolina (veg upma) / Vermicelli (Sewian) / poha (Rice flakes) / Besan pancake (gram flour) / Oats / Idli / Semolina pancake / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with veg or Dal / Milk / Yogurt + egg’s white part only

MID-MORNING

Fruits / Smoothies / Lemon water / Coconut water / Sprouts

LUNCH

Plain chapatti / Boiled Rice / Veg / Dal / Curd / Steamed Salad

EVENING

Milk / Roasted Chana / Sprouts / Herbal Tea / Green tea / Smoothie / Soups (Home-made)

DINNER

Plain chapatti / Boiled Rice / Veg + Dal / Steamed salad

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

Cereals to be consumed

Whole wheat flour, Oatmeal, Whole brown bread, Whole grains cereals, Porridge, Brown rice, Quinoa, Rice flakes, Puffed rice

Note - Chapatti Ratio -Wheat flour (50%), Black chana (25%), Soybean (25%)

Cereal based foods to be avoided

Sweet biscuit, Cream filled biscuit, Cream crackers, Cheese biscuits, Noodles, Pasta, Macaroni, White refined flour, White rice

FRUITS

Fruits to be consumed

Banana, Avocado, Apple, Pomegranate, Blueberries, Strawberries, Cranberries, and Blackberries, Goji berries, Oranges, Kiwi, Watermelon, Papaya, Dates, Figs, Apricot, Pineapple, Pears, Plum, Olives, Grapefruit.

Fruits to be avoided

All canned and packaged fruits.

VEGETABLES

Vegetables to be consumed

Dark green leafy especially Spinach and Kale,Asparagus, Broccoli, Carrots, Garlic, Cabbage, Bottle gourd, Ridge gourd, Round gourd, Bitter gourd, Cauliflower,Bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, Yam, Red pepper, Tomato, Green peas, Potatoes, and Parsley.

Vegetables to be avoided

Dried beans and over cooked or baked vegetables

PULSES

Pulses to be consumed

All Pulses and Lentils

Pulses to be avoided

Dried and frozen pulses

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Dairy Products to be consumed

Skimmed milk, Curd, Yogurt, Cheese

Dairy Products to be avoided

Whole milk and cream, Cream cheese, Condensed milk

SPICES

Spices to be consumed

Fennel, Turmeric, Cumin, Thyme, Black pepper, Coriander, Salt, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Fenugreek seeds

Spices to be avoided

Red chillies

DRINKS

Drinks to be consumed

Coconut water, Buttermilk, Clear soups, Sugarcane juice, Homemade soups, Smoothie, Herbal tea, Lemon juice, Beetroot juice, Herbal tea, Aloe Vera juice, Gooseberry juice, Pomegranate juice, Orange juice

Drinks to be avoided

Whole milk drinks, Cream based liqueurs, Canned soup and packaged soup, Alcohol, Sweetened drinks, Squashes, Hot chocolate drinks, Coffee, Tea

FLESH FOODS

Flesh Foods to be consumed

Eggs,Oysters, Roasted or Grilled lean meat, Tuna, Sardines, Salmon, and Mackerel, Chicken

Flesh Foods to be avoided

Processed meats (including Bacon, Red meat, Dark meat, Turkey, Ham, Sausage, Beef jerky, Canned meat and Meat sauces) Shrimp, Pork, Deli meat,King mackerel, Marlin, Shark, Sword fish, Tile fish and Big eye tuna

SEEDS AND DRY FRUITS

Dry Fruits to be consumed

Flax seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Chia seeds, Sesame seeds, Ginseng, Walnuts, Almonds

Dry Fruits to be avoided

Cashew nuts, Pistachio

OILS

Oils to be consumed

Olive oil, Cow ghee

Oils to be avoided

Trans fat foods, Butter, Palm oil, Coconut oil, Sunflower oil

OTHER FOODS

Other Foods to be consumed

Homemade only

Other Foods to be avoided

All bakery products or processed, Pastry, Puddings, Cakes, Biscuits, Sauces, Fruit jellies, Jams, Mayonnaise, Leftover food, White sugar, Ice-cream, Cream soups, Dark chocolate, Butter scotch, Coconut bar, Chutneys, Pickles, Junk food, Deep fried foods, All Spicy foods, Junk foods, Too much salty food, Charcoal-broiled or barbecued forms of cooking.

LIFESTYLE AND DIETARY TIPS

  • Walk for at least 30-45 min is recommended
  • Whole fruit should be preferred to fruit juices.
  • Skipping meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast.
  • Water intake should be limited 8-10 glasses per day
  • Flax seed- 1 tsp / day
  • Soaked Almond- 5 / day
  • Herbal Tea - Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, cumin and coriander in 3 cups of water until it’s reduced to 1 cup.
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