Fertility is the actual birth performance of a women or to the relative frequency with which the birth occurs in total population or in the population exposed to it. This is the result of fecundity. Fertility refers to the actual production of offspring, rather than the physical capability to produce which is terms fecundity. Fertility is addressed when there is a difficult or an inability to reproduce naturally which is referred to as infertility.
Human fertility depends on factors of nutrition, sexual behaviour, cultural instinct, healthy lifestyle, economical way of life and emotions.
There are many
healthy foods with hidden benefits that help improve fertility.
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North Indian healthy foods to boost your fertility: Kafauli ( Uttarakhand) - Thick gravy made from green leafy vegetables like Spinach or Rai leaves. Khatti Bhuti ( Himanchal) – Sour chutney like preparation made from Colocasia leaves. Kashmiri Kahva ( Kashmir) – Made from green tea leaves, walnuts, almonds, rose petals, cardamom & cinnamon. Nadir Monji ( Kashmir) – Fritters prepared from lotus stem & gram flour. Bamboo shoot stir fry ( Bihar) – Good source of fiber & low in calories. Also helps to lower the LDL levels. Amritsari fish fry ( Punjab) – Fish is good in Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D and B2, rich in calcium & phosphorus and in minerals such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium and potassium. Sarso ka saag ( Punjab)- Sarso or mustard leaves are good for skin, hair, heart, brain & digestion. Rich in antioxidants & essential micronutrients mainly iron. Makki ki roti ( Punjab)- It is rich in proteins, iron, phosphorus, zinc, various vitamins & antioxidants.
Note: These all food items from different regions of north India helps in boosting fertility in men as well as women.
Recipe for fertility
A twist to the good old Palak paneer in a new form for new-age couples.
Palak Paneer Quiche with Vegetables Benefits – Spinach and Eggs are super foods for fertility as they are rich in iron, folate, calcium, zinc and protein. Lack of iron could lead to poor ovum as well as sperm health. So both eggs and spinach will help in boosting up the fertility. Book an appointment with Dimpy Khurana for Nutrition advices and Diet plans. Ingredients : 1 tsp Oil ½ cup Sliced Onions 1 cup fresh spinach ½ cup Low fat Milk Salt & Pepper to taste ½ cup Beans ½ cup Peas ½ cup tomatoes ½ cup Capsicum 2 Large Egg whites (optional) 1 cup thick sliced potatoes 1/3 cup Paneer crumbled
Book an appointment with Harpreet Kaur for Nutrition advices and Diet plans. Method : Preheat oven up to 350° C. Grease the pie plate with oil. Layer potatoes adjacent to each other at the bottom and upside of the tray. Bake it for 20 minutes in preheated oven till the potatoes are slightly tender. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium flame. Add oil and sauté onions for 3 minutes. Then add spinach, sauté for another 3 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and let the ingredients cool down. Combine Milk and vegetables along with sauté onion and spinach mixture through egg whites. Stir using a whisk. Adjust the seasonings. Pour egg mixture in the Tray and bake it for 30 minutes at 375°C. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes after it’s done. Spread crumbled paneer on top along with chopped coriander and serve.
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Written By : Priyanka Sharma, Noida Dimpy Khurana, East Delhi Harpreet Kaur, Panchkula Gurpreet Kaur, Chandigarh
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