You probably already know that changing your diet can boost your fertility in ways you never imagined, but did you know that nutrition has a huge impact on male fertility as well?
Nutrition tips to help increase male fertility
After all, male fertility is just as important as yours for conception. Drinking alcohol regularly and having poor nutrition can significantly impact the quality of a man’s sperm, so make sure you provide your significant other with these simple nutrition tips to boost his sperm and overall health.
Eat a balanced diet of fish, vegetables, and whole grains
All of these foods will increase his overall health and also contain essential nutrients such as complex carbohydrates, fatty acids, and antioxidants.
Quit smoking and reduce alcohol consumption
Tobacco and alcohol have long been linked to issues with infertility, and can significantly reduce a man’s sperm count. These products can also reduce testosterone levels and cause abnormal sperm.
Try to increase folate intake
Just like with your own fertility, this fertility super star can help men produce healthy sperm. Try foods like leafy greens, legumes, and orange juice for that Vitamin B kick.
Get more Zinc and Vitamin C
These two essential nutrients can prevent sperm defects and boost sperm movement. A lack of Zinc also makes sperm clump together instead of separating inside the vagina, so make sure that he eats oysters, tenderloin, and dark meat chicken.
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