5 Foods to Improve Sperm Count

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There are a lot of things you shouldn’t do in order to improve sperm count, like smoking or wearing tight pants, but what about the things you can do, or rather, can eat?

The following 5 foods are helpful in increasing sperm count and volume, thereby making you more fertile. If you aren’t keen on pharmaceutical drugs to do the trick, start eating these foods more regularly and see the difference.

1. Asparagus

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According to one study, asparagus extracts contributed to an improvement in erection, sperm count and seminal fructose levels. Asparagus juice has also been shown to reduce the incidence of sperm malformation. It has also been claimed that the high dose of vitamin C in asparagus – 12 percent of the RDA in 1 cup – prevents sperm from oxidizing and protects testicle cells.

2. Avocado

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Male sperm requires antioxidants in order to survive long enough to reach woman’s ovary successfully and fertilize her eggs. A recent study substantiates this claim, citing that certain antioxidants boost male fertility. Avocados are packed with vitamin E, vitamin B6, and folic acid, all essentially in boosting sperm mobility.

3. Dark Chocolate

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Men might not be as enamored with chocolate as women are, but perhaps they should. Chocolate contains L-Arginine HCL, an amino acid that doubles male sperm count and semen volume. Dark chocolate is also packed with antioxidants.

4. Pomegranate

pomegranate

Also antioxidant-heavy, pomegranates help to reduce a chemical found in sperm called malondialdehyde, which destroys sperm.

5. Walnuts

Walnuts

Walnuts have proven to improve semen quality – vitality, motility, and morphology – in men consuming a typical Western-style diet. Walnuts contain arginine, which increases sperm production and increases semen volume. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids, which can improve blood flow to the penis.

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