A vajikarana food must be nourishing in nature. It should enhance shukra dhatu, increase body energy and provide nourishment to all tissues of body. These foods have to provide plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which help to rejuvenate body and also reproductive system.
The carrot and dates salad supplies plenty of nutrients. It is very delicious to taste. The major ingredients of this salad are dates, carrot, almonds, garlic and mild spices. It makes best men’s health salad recipe.
Dates are known to increase libido in men and women. They are praised as Shukrala (foods which increase shukra dhatu or semen) in texts of ayurveda. They help to increase sperm count and sperm motility. Dates are also used in ayurvedic preparations for healthy weight gain therapy.
Carrots are known to be good veggies for men. The nutrients in carrot reduce incidences of erectile dysfunction in men.
Almonds are used as dry fruits. These contain plenty of minerals and vitamins like zinc, selenium, vitamin E etc. These are very essential to boost sexual function. Almonds also slow down ageing process.
Garlic has cholesterol reducing properties. According texts of ayurveda, it increases sperm count, sperm motility and helps in erectile dysfunction. Hence it is helpful for men who suffer from impotence.
The spices in this salad increase metabolism, detoxify liver and eliminate sticky toxins.
Here is the recipe for carrots and dates salad.
• 1/2 cup soft dates, chopped
• 1 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 2 cups grated carrot
• ¼ cup roasted chopped almonds
• 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon fine rock salt
• 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
• 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
Prepare a salad dressing by mixing lemon juice, olive oil and ground spices. Put dates in a small bowl. Pour the salad dressing on dates and leave to soak for 15 minutes.Add carrots, almonds, garlic, mint, coriander in mixing bowl and mix them well. Add rock salt. Allow this salad to stand for 15 minutes before serving.
Note : diabetes patients can reduce quantity of dates (5-6 dates)
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