Foods For Soon-To-Be Dads

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If you are planning to become a dad soon, start working on your health as what you eat and drink decide the quality of sperm.

Quit smoking and drinking and avoid exposure to chemicals for at least 6 months. Also, reduce steam baths and wearing tight underwear.

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Zinc and folate are found out to be important elements for healthy sperm. So, include foods rich in those nutrients. Read on...



Low fat yoghurt is among the best sources for zinc. Enjoy a cup of yoghurt every day after lunch or dinner.



Even chickpeas contain zinc. Every 100 grams offer around 1.5 mg of zinc.



Every 100 grams of cashew nuts offer around 5.5 mg of zinc. Whenever you feel like snacking, snack on cashew nuts.

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Every 100 grams of spinach is said to contain around 195 mcg of folate! So, fall in love with green juices till you become a father.



Every 100 grams of asparagus offers 52 mcg of folate. Start adding it to your salads. Eat it at least thrice a week.

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Orange Juice

In every 100 grams of orange, around 30 mcg of folate is present. So, add orange juice to your diet. After your breakfast, sip the juice.

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Around 80 mcg of folate is found in 100 grams of an avocado. But eat it in moderation.

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Story first published: Friday, January 20, 2017, 12:50 [IST]
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