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.
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. 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.