So why is the quality of sperm decreasing? Is this really a problem? Can we blame it on foods we’re eating? This should be some of the questions that should tackle every man. However, Sperm health is the last thing on the minds of most men.
How nutrition impacts sperm is even farther away from our collective consciousness. Follow this post to know more on foods that may improve your sperm quality.
- Oysters + pumpkin seeds: Both are very high in zinc, which may increase testosterone, sperm motility and sperm count.
- Oranges: Oranges contain lots of vitamin C, and studies have proved it improves sperm motility, count, and morphology. Other foods that contain vitamin C include: tomatoes, broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage.
- Leafy vegetables: The folate (also known as vitamin B) in spinach, romaine lettuce, brussels sprouts, and asparagus can help produce strong, healthy sperm.
- Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate contains arginine, an amino acid that can improve sperm count and quality overtime.
- Salmon + sardines: The omega-3 fatty acids in fish and seafood—especially salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring, and sardines—helps improve quality and quantity of sperm.
- Pomegranate juice: The antioxidants in pomegranate juice may improve testosterone levels.
- Brazil nuts: The selenium found in Brazilian nuts can help increase sperm count, sperm shape and sperm motility.
- Water: Staying hydrated helps create good seminal fluid.