If you and your partner are having trouble conceiving, know that you are not alone. It’s actually much more common than you’d think. Although there are measures one can take to improve their fertility, infertility is not always a solvable problem.
There is some evidence that a healthy diet, supplementation, and other lifestyle factors can improve fertility. This article focuses on the primary dietary and exercise habits that have been shown to improve a man’s fertility.
Boost your chances of having a baby by following these steps:
Increasing your testosterone and improving your fertility are just two of the many health benefits of exercising regularly. Research shows that compared to sedentary men, sperm quality and testosterone levels are both higher in men who regularly engage in physical activity. However, too much exercise can have the opposite effect and may even reduce testosterone levels. Intake of an adequate amount of zinc can lessen this possibility.
Eat a diet rich in anti-oxidants.
Although antioxidants are best known for their potential to reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, recent research suggests that they may also improve sperm quality in men. Scientists found that men who took antioxidant supplements had significantly less DNA damage in their sperm than men who did not. The fertility rates of men who consumed more antioxidants were higher.
Increase your intake of leafy vegetables.
The link between diet and procreation has been the subject of heated discussion. However, current data suggests that a healthy, well-balanced diet improves sperm count in men. What’s best for your sperm may also be the best for your overall health. Eat lean proteins like fish and poultry and lots of fresh produce. Also, focus on eating whole grains.
Stop smoking immediately.
Quitting smoking can improve your health in many ways, including fertility. Several sperm health factors, including sperm count, sperm motility, and sperm shape, were found to be affected by smoking, according to research into the correlation between the two. You should consider quitting smoking if you are attempting to conceive while undergoing reproductive treatments. Researchers found that smoking substantially reduces the success rate of IVF and ICSI treatments for couples trying to conceive.
Consume more foods rich in vitamin C.
It goes without saying that you know that vitamin C helps the body’s immune system. Some studies have found that taking antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin C, can boost fertility. Oxidative stress occurs when there is an excess of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the body. It happens when the body’s antioxidant defences are overwhelmed by something like illness, ageing, a poor diet, or environmental toxins.
Take the pressure off
The inability to get in the mood is a common side effect of stress, but there may be deeper causes at play. Negative effects on fertility and sex satisfaction have been linked to psychological stress. Researchers have hypothesised that the stress hormone cortisol is responsible for some of stress’s unfavourable effects. Having a negative effect on testosterone production, cortisol levels rise with chronic stress. On average, as cortisol levels increase, testosterone levels fall.
Curb your drinking.
Impotence, lower sperm counts, and lower levels of testosterone are all possible outcomes of chronic heavy drinking. If you do choose to drink, limit your intake. To be clear, this means that healthy women can have up to one drink per day, while healthy men can have up to two.