Diet

It’s a safe bet that you (and every other guy out there) could eat a little better.  Your diet can have a pretty dramatic effect on your sperm health.  Those little guys are somewhat sensitive to the nutrients you give them.  Be kind to your swimmers by increasing your intake of the foods that research have shown to be good for your sperm.

We recommend the following 12 “sperm friendly super foods”

  • Tomatoes – high in lycopene
  • Garlic – vitamin B-6
  • Sweet potatoes – beta-carotene and vitamin A
  • Turkey and chicken – lean protein, selenium, zinc, L-carnitine
  • Seafood – coenzyme Q10, selenium, vitamin E, zinc
  • Fortified bread/cereal – folic acid, niacin, vitamin D
  • Avocado – coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine, vitamin E
  • Walnuts – omega-3 acids, coenzyme Q10
  • Berries – vitamin C
  • Dark chocolate – antioxidants
  • Lean beef – coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine, zinc, selenium
  • Leafy greens (kale, spinach, arugula) – folic acid, vitamin A
As a good rule of thumb, what’s good for your heart is good for your sperm.  So try to go easy on the following not-so-super foods:

  • Fast food – typically high in calories and sodium
  • Fried food – calories, fat, and cholesterol (bad for the heart)
  • Sweets, soda, energy drinks – too much sugar can spike your insulin and increase levels of aromatase, an enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen.
  • Soy – processed soy can raise estrogen levels and reduce sperm concentration
  • Caffeine – just don’t overdo it
  • Alcohol – high alcohol intake has been tied to lower T levels, loss of libido, and erectile dysfunction.
Your sperm thrive on some key nutrients and antioxidants, including zinc, selenium, coenzyme Q10, folic acid, L-arginine, L-carnitine, and vitamins C and E.  Multi-vitamins and Fertility Blends provide an easy way to make sure that you’re getting enough.  But you can overdo it (too much of certain nutrients can actually be toxic to sperm).  If you have any questions it’s always good to consult with a male reproductive specialist before starting a supplement regimen.
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