Lifestyle can play a big part in sperm quality. It won’t surprise anyone to know that drugs, alcohol, smoking and stress can all have an adverse effect on male fertility.
You can take simple steps to increase your chances of producing healthy sperm including:
Eat healthy, nutrient-packed foods
Men need fertility-boosting foods too. Research shows that dads-to-be need lots of vitamins C and E, zinc and folic acid, found mainly in natural foods like veggies, fruits, whole grains and lean protein.
Antioxidant-rich foods, like walnuts (and, again, fruits and veggies), have also been shown to boost sperm quality.
Stress can interfere with the production of sperm (not to mention make sex a lot less fun — or nonexistent).
For men, it is important to get enough sleep and regular exercise. Try some relaxation exercises like meditation or deep breathing or get a massage.
Have frequent sex
If you want to have a baby, you need to have sex around the time of ovulation. But having frequent sex also can boost fertility.
Research also has shown that short periods of abstinence could have the potential to benefit sperm health—whether you are trying to conceive naturally or will be providing a sperm sample for insemination.
To keep sperm in tip-top shape, try to have sex at least twice a week. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING