Best Dry Fruits to Increase Sperm Count Fertility
Naturopaths opine that a handful of dry fruits help to increase sperm count and motility. This article explains which are the best dry fruits that increase sperm count, motility, and fertility
Various new types of research are being conducted to find a solution for male infertility. Italian doctors opine that along with regular exercise, weight management, and a healthy diet, a handful of dry fruits like dates, raisins, and figs can help to boost male fertility.
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Table of Content
Dates to increase sperm count and motility
Raisins for male infertility
Figs for oligospermia
Dry Fruits Mantha - An ayurvedic nourishing drink for male infertility
Male infertility is increasing day by day. The number of infertile men are on the rise. This may be due to increased levels of stress and anxiety, extended work timings, and the use of modern gadgets like cell phones, laptops, and computers. Decreased physical activity due to a sedentary lifestyle adds up to the causes. Obesity, diabetes, and low testosterone are in raise as new lifestyle diseases. Inadequate supply of nutrients, overheating of testicles due to laptops, and increased temperature of testicles due to obesity are being viewed as causes of male infertility (low sperm count and low sperm motility).
Here is a list of three dry fruits which help to increase sperm count and sperm motility.
Dates For Sperm Count:
According to Research on Dates ( 1 )
It is a sex hormone modulator
High in antioxidants
Labor and delivery relaxation
Dates are known as "Kharjura" in Ayurveda. It has "Madhura Rasa" (sweet to taste) and "snigdha" (increases moistness or stickiness of tissues) properties. According to the principles of Ayurveda, dates act as body coolants and provide the best atmosphere for sperm production. Hence it is known as "shukrala" or the ones which increase shukra dhatu or semen-increasing fruit. Dates also provide a lot of fiber which helps to get rid of constipation. Easy bowel movement always normalizes metabolism and keeps digestion healthy.
Nutritional Facts of Dates
The list of nutrients in the dates
total fat: 0.03 g (very less )
total carbohydrates: 5.33 g (provide good energy)
dietary fiber: 0.6 g (improves intestinal motility)
sugar: 4.5 g (boost energy)
protein: 0.17 g
vitamin B-6: 0.012 mg
iron: 0.07 mg (helps to get rid of anemia)
magnesium: 3 mg (studies have shown magnesium helps to boost testosterone. Which improves sperm count and motility)
potassium: 47 mg (helps to overcome erectile dysfunction)
Dates provide plenty of vitamins and minerals which help to overcome nutrition deficiencies like anemia. The potassium in dates also helps as a remedy for erectile dysfunction. The deficiency of potassium is another cause of male infertility.
Raisins for sperm count:
Research on Raisins ( 2 )shows
It Improves sperm motility
Increases sperm viability
Rich in antioxidants
Rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus
Black raisins are a little low in calories.
Raisins are sweet to taste and they too act as body coolants. Raisins are a rich source of iron and fiber. Raisins, unlike fresh grapes, are rich and concentrated sources of energy, vitamins, electrolytes, antioxidants, and minerals Hence they help to fight anemia and constipation. Raisins help to increase the fertility of men and women. They increase the quality and quantity of semen, sperm count, and sperm motility. They also help to strengthen the female reproductive system. Raisins are known as "Vrishya", which means they help in erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation the two main causes of male infertility. Hence Raisin is used in Ayurveda Vajikarana Therapy .
Nutritional Facts of raisins
Approximately 43 grams of raisins contain
total 129 calories
34 grams carbohydrates (supply energy)
1.3 grams of protein (adds up to your daily protein need)
1.6 grams of fiber ( Relieves constipation and eases pooping)
25.4 grams sugar (boosts body energy)
322 milligrams potassium (helps in erectile dysfunction)
0.8 milligrams of iron (keeps anemia at bay)
0.08 vitamin B6
14 milligrams magnesium (improves testosterone and sperm count)
22 milligrams of calcium (strengthens the bones)
1.5 micrograms of vitamin K
Figs for Sperm Count:
Figs are known as FALGU or RAJAOUDUMBARA in Ayurveda. Dried figs are an excellent source of minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, selenium, and zinc. Potassium is an important component of cells and body fluids. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cells. All these minerals occur in plenty in figs thus improving the health of sperm cells and boosting their production. Figs are eulogized as Vrishya or aphrodisiac by Ayurveda Acharyas. They are used as "shukra dhatu" or healthy semen-increasing ingredients in Ayurveda Vajikarana Therapy.
Nutritional facts of Dried Figs
Approximately 9 grams of dried figs contain
Calories 21 (energy supply)
Calories from Fat 2
Total Fat 0.1g (best fruit to use in obesity. Weight loss leads to improve
Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Potassium 57mg (helps in erectile dysfunction)
Dietary Fiber .8g
Figs are also rich in minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper. They contain plenty of antioxidants, vitamins A and K that contribute to the health of sperms.
Dry Fruits Mantha - An ayurvedic food for male infertility
Texts of Ayurveda recommend various drinks to address health conditions naturally. These drinks will be usually easy to digest and pacify vitiated doshas. Mantha means mashed or well-blended. The drink which is prepared by blending the ingredients well and diluting is known as Mantha. Here is an ayurvedic drink recipe that is nourishing and also cooling.
Soft dates - 20 grams
Dry grapes or Raisins - 20 grams
Figs - 20 grams
Water - one glass
Method of preparation:
Soak the ingredients for an hour in the required quantity of water. After one hour blend dry fruits in a mixer and add the remaining water. Mix them well. Store this mix in a small earthen pot and allow it to cool. Drink this after 2 hours when it is cooled.
Benefits of this drink
The mashed dry fruits and cooled water mixed together balance Vata dosha and Pitta dosha. This drink is usually recommended to people who are high in pitta.
Since it is cooled in the earthen pot it acts as a body coolant. This drink quenches thirst immediately. Hence it is highly recommended in summer when intense sun rays dehydrate our bodies and make us feel fatigued. This is a very soothing drink and hydrates the body immediately. The sugars in mashed dry fruits instantly energize the body and boost strength.
Dry fruits are storehouses of nutrients. They supply minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Hence this ayurvedic drink nourishes the body and boosts immunity levels in summer. This drink is especially high in minerals which are very essential in anemia. Persons who suffer from weakness and anemia can use this ayurvedic beverage very often.
Figs, raisins, and dates are very good aphrodisiac foods. Hence this drink is the best ayurvedic remedy for erectile dysfunction. Men who are on treatment for oligospermia can use this ayurvedic drink as it helps to increase sperm count.
Dry Fruit Milk for Male Infertility
Ayurvedic milk preparations are very effective and healthy. Dry Fruit milk can be of good help to men who want to boost the health of their swimmers. Here is the recipe for that. Take equal quantities of all the above-mentioned dry fruits. ( Dates, Raisins, and Figs) . You can also add nuts like almonds, walnut, and pistachio. Chop these into small pieces and store them in a jar and refrigerate it. Every day night soak 2 teaspoons of this nut and fruit mixture in 2 tablespoons of milk, for 30 minutes. Grind these and mix them with a cup of warm milk. Drink this daily before going to bed.
Caution: People with diabetes must be very careful while using this drink as these dry fruits are high in sugar.
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