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 researches are being conducted to find a solution for male infertility. Italian doctors opine that along with regular exercise, weight management and healthy diet, a handful of dry fruits like dates, raisins and figs can help to boost male fertility.
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Male infertility is increasing day by day. Number of infertile men is on raise. This may be due to increased level of stress, extended work timings, use of modern gadgets like cell phones, laptops and computers. Decreased physical activity due to sedentary life style 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, increased temperature of testicles due to obesity are being viewed as causes of 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:
Dates are known as “Kharjura” in Ayurveda. It has “Madhura Rasa” (sweet to taste) and has “snigdha” (increases moistness or stickiness of tissues) property. According to principles of Ayurveda dates act as body coolant 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 lot of fibres which help to get rid of constipation. Easy bowel movement always normalise metabolism and keeps digestion healthy.
Nutritional Facts of Dates
The list of nutrients in 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. This 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 deficiency like anaemia. The potassium in dates also help to rectify erectile dysfunction . Deficiency of potassium is another cause of male infertility.
Raisins for sperm count:
Raisins are sweet to taste and they too act as body coolants. Raisins are rich source of iron and fibres. Raisins unlike fresh grapes, are rich and concentrated sources of energy, vitamins, electrolytes, anti-oxidants and minerals Hence they help to fight anaemia and constipation. Raisins help to increase fertility of Men and women. They increase 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 for male infertility. Hence Raisin is used in Vajikarana Rasayana and Supraja Lehyam.
Nutritional Facts of raisins
Approximately 43 grams of raisins contain
total 129 calories
34 grams carbohydrates (supply energy)
1.3 grams protein (adds up to your daily protein need)
0.2 gram fat
1.6 grams 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 vitamin K
Figs for Sperm Count:
Figs are known as FALGU or RAJAOUDUMBARA in Ayurveda. Dried figs are excellent source of minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, selenium and zinc. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cell. 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 ingredient in 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 health of sperms.
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