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Male Infertility: Your Food Is Your Medicine….

Male Infertility: Your Food is Your Medicine….

According to the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction,

infertility currently affects about 10-14 % of

the Indian population. In Urban area,

the rates are even higher – one out of

six couple is affected. In every case of infertility,

there is 40-50% chances that the source of the problem

lies with the male partner. There can be

many causes of Male Infertility. In some cases

medical treatment may be necessary. However,

you may get surprised that- male infertility can be a result of

a mineral deficiency. And, that mineral is

‘selenium’. Selenium deficiency reduces sperm mobility. And,

reduced sperm mobility is a major reason for

Male infertility. If you take sufficient amount of

selenium in your diet, that can help you to

increase your sperm motility.

Good natural vegetarian sources of Selenium are:

  • Jowar
  • Bajra
  • Moong
  • Dry peas
  • Radish leaves and
  • Beet greens

Not only that. Selenium act best when

taken with good amount of vitamin E. As vitamin E is

a good antioxidant, it helps to remove

cell damaging factor known as free radicals

from your body. This protect your sperm cells. So,

along with good natural source of selenium,

you need to take sufficient amount of vitamin E as well.

Good natural vegetarian sources of vitamin E are:

  • Almond
  • Pista and
  • Sunflower seeds.

One more important factor for male infertility is-

OBESITY. It leads to hormonal imbalance which reduces

Male fertility. Consult your dietitian now & get rid of your obesity!

That’s all for today.

See your next Tuesday with another Tuesday tip.

Till then…..

Take care.

Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life-

Dr. Bhumita Makwana

Your dietitian & cosmetic clinician.



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