Although infertility is often associated with just women, men suffer from it.
Causes of male infertility include poor nutrition, smoking, environmental chemicals and poor detoxification processes by the body.
In order to prevent/ reduce this, it is essential to eat a diet high in antioxidants, here are the four foods to eat in order to boost your fertility.
- DARK CHOCOLATE- This is a rich source of the amino acid L-arginine which studies show can increase the volume of ejaculate and improve sperm count and motility. The darker the chocolate, the better, so, try the delicious bittersweet 85 per cent dark chocolate.
- WATER- This a very simple, cheap way to boost your sperm as semen is water based and increasing liquid consumption can help increase the ejaculate and improve sperm production. Ensure it is only more water that you are consuming, as caffeine, a diuretic, and soft drinks may be linked with lowering sperm counts.
- WALNUTS- These are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and according to a study by the Society for the Study of Reproduction eating 2.5 oz or around 75g of walnuts (about a handful) daily is linked with increased sperm vitality, motility and morphology (the sperms size and shape). They are also a great way to add flavour and crunch to salads or as a nutritious mid afternoon snack to help manage blood sugar levels.
4. TOMATOES- These are one of the best food sources of the antioxidant lycopene which has been found to significantly improve motility (the sperms ability to swim), activity and structure of sperm.