Are you a man struggling with infertility? Did you know how important eating the right foods was to making a baby?
A healthy diet can have a big impact on improving a man’s infertility. A study conducted by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine showed that nutrition plays a huge role in the production of a healthy sperm count. The study revealed that 83% of men with a low sperm countdid not eat enough vegetables and fruits.
The Society found that when men improved their diet, their sperm count improved too.
So the message is clear, if you are a man struggling to conceive eat more fruit and vegetables.
Below are some of the best fruit and vegetables to improve a low sperm count.
Red peppers, carrots, dried apricots
These are all rich in Vitamin A. Deficiencies in vitamin A in men have been linked to lowered fertility due to sluggish sperm. The vitamin A in these foods can help grow healthy sperm and improve male fertility.
Green Salad and Spinach
The folic acid found in leafy-green vegetables such as lettuce and spinach can lessen the chances of damaged and sperm agglutination (or clumping), which decreases sperm motility. Eat in conjunction with foods high in vitamin C to help absorption.
Oranges, cooked tomatoes, and strawberries
These foods are particularly high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant, and is thought to prevent low sperm count by decreasing harmful free radicals which can cause damage to sperm. Antioxidants can help protect sperm, ensuring that the maximum number of healthy sperm is available for ejaculation.
In just five spears of asparagus, your body gets 100 mcg of folate. Research has found that folate plays a role in producing healthy sperm in men. Asparagus is also packed with glutathion and rutin which are two powerful antioxidants which will combat free radicals.