Importance of Nutrition in Fertility & Healthy East Indian Recipe

September 6, 2022
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The hot topic of the current generation is Nutrition and its relation to fertility and related conditions. There is evidence that nutrition may have a significant effect on both female and male fertility. The main area of focus is lifestyle modification, maintenance of normal body mass may be effective in the prevention of infertility resulting from ovulatory disorders. 

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For women who are trying to conceive naturally (without assistive reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization), the following nutrients were linked to positive effects on fertility:

  • Folic acid
  • Vitamin B12
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Healthy diets (such as the Mediterranean diet) include fruits and colourful vegetables, nuts and seeds and whole grain products
  • Other nutrients such as Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin C, A, D and Iron which are potent antioxidants reduce inflammation in the body.

Trans fat and unhealthy diets (with more red and processed meats, sweets and sweetened beverages) are found to have negative effects.

Focusing on regional cuisine, East India is a great mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. The common staple food of West Bengal and Orissa is rice, sweets and fish, due to the long coastline the duo states share on the Bay of Bengal. In this region, fish and other seafood are in plenty and so are its recipes.

Bihar and Jharkhand love their platter with all the colours of seasonal vegetables which grow in abundance and numerous varieties.

What unites Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Orissa is the magical mix of seeds used for tempering dishes. It is known as 'Panch Phoran', the mix consists of mustard, aniseed, fenugreek seed, black cumin and cumin.

Here are some of the recipes that are tasty and healthier options to boost and meet fertility nutrients.

Some of the famous regional recipes like Tripura Kosoi, Doi Begun or Begun Bhaja, Zucchini Fry, Chanar Payesh (Paneer Kheer), Ghugni (White Pea Dish), Mizoram Paanch Phoran Tarkari (Pumpkin), Litti Chokha (Snack), Oriya Special Dalma (Lentils, Vegetables and Raw Papaya), Thukpa (Soupy Flat Noodles), Phool Makhana, Tibet Momos, Maacher Kalia (Rohu Fish), Muri, Sandesh, Mishti Doi, Pitha, Khaja, Chana Dal Ki Kachree, Pua and Singal.   

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Phool Makhana Chaat

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A finger-licking healthy chaat from the streets of Bihar and Bengal!

Benefits - Makhanas are rich in nutrients and are a highly potent source of potassium, magnesium, manganese, thiamine, phosphorus and protein. In addition, both raw and fried Makhana are rich in essential amino acids. Overall, it helps by strengthening the uterine lining and maintaining a normal menstrual cycle.

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Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Makhana or Fox Nuts
  • 1 cup Onion, Tomato, Carrots and Capsicum
  • 1 Medium-Sized, Finely Chopped Raw Mango 
  • 1 Finely Chopped Green Chilli 
  • 2 tsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 2 tsp Chat Masala
  • 1 tsp Tamarind Chutney (Imli)
  • Fistful of Peanuts Roasted
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • Salt as required
  • Coriander Leaves for Garnishing

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Written By :

Haripriya. N, OMR, Chennai

Falak Hanif, OAR, Bangalore

Jagriti Barar, Malad, Mumbai

Priscilla Marian, Kalyani Nagar, Pune 

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