Foods For Healthy and STRONG Sperm

There are a number of environmental, physical
and psychological factors that can have an effect on sperm health.
However, did you know that what you eat (and what you don’t eat) can
increase sperm count and sperm motility? Use the below tips to change up
your diet to increase your chances of having healthy sperm.

 Foods For Healthy Sperm

If you are planning a family and have had
some trouble conceiving, you may need to consult a health professional.
However, before you resort to medical treatment, there are some simple
things you can do to give your reproductive cells the best chance
of doing their job by eating a diet of sperm-boosting foods and avoiding
things that are detrimental to sperm health. Try the following – with a
little bit of time, they can increase overall health and lead to better
probability of conceiving.

For Healthy Sperm, Eat More:

1. Vitamins

Deficiencies in vitamin A
have been linked to sluggish sperm and lowered fertility. Eat plenty of
red peppers, oats, carrots, dried apricots, sweet potatoes, spinach and
broccoli to give you a vitamin A boost.
Vitamin C, found in good
amounts in strawberries, asparagus, fruit and yellow veggies, has a
positive effect on sperm viability and motility (the swimming ability of
Vitamins C, E and B12 are also great antioxidants that can help boost sperm production and motility by fighting harmful free radicals.
A good multivitamin supplement is a great
idea if you feel that you’re not getting enough of the sperm-supporting
vitamins from your regular diet. Whilst getting your nutrients from diet
is important, taking a multivitamin is one way to top up any
nutritional shortcomings in your diet.

2. Minerals

Inadequate levels of zinc can cause lowered
sperm counts. Natural sources of this mineral include eggs, turkey,
oysters, seafood, pumpkin seeds, beef, oats, lamb, yoghurt, nuts and
barley. Selenium is also thought to be beneficial to sperm motility and
health. You can get it by eating Brazil nuts, red meat, cottage cheese,
poultry and eggs. If you don’t think you are getting enough zinc or
selenium, a multivitamin may help. However, be sure to stick within the
recommended dose, as high levels of both these minerals can become

3. Fatty acids

Studies have shown that fertile men’s sperm
tend to contain greater amounts of polyunsaturated fats, specifically
omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, than that of infertile men. They’re
found in walnuts, chia seeds, omega-3 supplements like calamari oil and fish like anchovies, sardines and salmon.

4. Folic acid

Some men who have been taking dietary
supplements containing folic acid in combination with zinc have
experienced increases in sperm counts of as much as 70% and research
suggests that men with low folic acid levels tend to have more sperm
cells with chromosomal (genetic) abnormalities. Keep your levels up by
eating leafy green veggies, whole grain foods, avocados, beans and

5. Lycopene

Lycopene, a bright red carotene found in
tomatoes, tomato sauce, carrots, watermelons and paw paw, has been shown
to help increase sperm count.

6. Water

By drinking plenty of water throughout the
day you can counteract dehydration, which is one of the main factors
associated with low semen volume.

For healthy sperm, eat less:

1. Pesticide-laced fruit and veg

Chemical pesticides can remain on the foods
you buy from the shop and are known to have detrimental effects on sperm
health and fertility. Always wash fresh produce thoroughly before
eating it, or better yet, go organic.

2. Canned food

Bisphenol-A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting
chemical found in some plastics has been linked to decreased sperm
health and many researchers believe that our biggest exposure to it
comes from food packaging. The insides of many food and beverage cans
are coated with BPA-containing resin and especially high levels are
found in canned acidic foods including certain fruits and tomato
sauce. Choose fresh food and food bottled in glass containers rather
than canned items.

3. Alcohol

Excessive alcohol consumption can damage sperm. Keep your intake to moderate levels when you’re trying to be fertile.

4. Saturated fats

Research suggests that a diet high in
saturated and mono-unsaturated fats, such as those found in bacon,
processed meats, sausages, ham and butter, can lead to poor sperm

Other assorted sperm killers

There a number of other every-day substances and practices that are no good for your sperm, such as:

1. Drugs 

A number of drugs, both recreational and
medicinal, are known to have harmful effects on sperm. These include
opiates, steroids and cytotoxic drugs used in cancer treatment. Alcohol
abuse can lead to infertility… if you must drink, do so in moderation.

2. Smoking

Smokers have been shown to have diminished fertility compared to non-smokers.

3. Temperature

As unbelievable as it may sound, high
temperatures can have a negative effect on sperm production. Hot baths
and showers, wearing excessive underwear and even sitting for prolonged
periods (for example, sitting in traffic or at a desk) may have a
detrimental effect on sperm production.

4. Clothing

Tight underpants, especially ones made of
synthetic materials have been linked to infertility. Wear boxers made of
cotton that allow some freedom of movement instead.

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