If you’ve been trying to conceive for many months without any luck, there could be many reasons. Research has shown that about a third of all infertility cases are caused due to sperm quality. Sometimes, simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference. Here are some ways to boost male fertility:
- Get the right vitamins
Taking multivitamins can help boost male fertility. A study found that men who took oral supplements had better odds of helping their partners conceive. Take a daily dose of folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E to reduce free radical production and improve sperm-cell membrane stability and function. Talk to our doctors at KIMS Cuddles for diet recommendations.
Going to the gym a few times a week can help improve overall health and also improve sperm count. A Harvard study found that men who participated in moderate-to-vigorous activity for at least 15 hours a week had 73 percent higher sperm concentration as compared to men who moved less than five hours a week. Although any kind of exercise is good, try resistance training for better results. Lifting weights can increase testosterone levels and aid in higher sperm concentration.
- Consume Nuts
Research has found that consuming healthy nuts can help improve male fertility. A study of men who ate walnuts regularly showed that their omega-3 fatty acids levels had increased, leading to better sperm vitality, mobility and fewer chromosomal abnormalities. Eating any type of nut can help reduce oxidative stress in your body and improve sperm production.
- Stay away from Plastics
Plastic products contain BPA or phthalates which can negatively impact sperm quality. Studies have even showed that men with high BPA exposure had lower sperm motility. Those who had a high concentration of phthalate traces also look longer to impregnate their partners. Try switching to BPA-free plastics if you can’t totally avoid them.
- Maintain a healthy diet
Eating right can help you maintain a healthy weight and improves fertility. Include plant-based foods such as whole grains, greens and nuts, as well as fish and poultry. Consume five to six servings of fruits and veggies per day. Make sure you are also getting enough anti-oxidants and also that the food that you eat is low in pesticide residue. Men who ate fish, especially fatty fish such as salmon, had 34 percent higher sperm count than others. So what you eat is also crucial in improving fertility.
These are just few of the ways in which men can boost their fertility. However, if you are unable to get pregnant even after one year of trying, see your doctor to get yourself checked for other male infertility causes. Our doctors at KIMS Cuddles provide the best advice and fertility treatment, and can prescribe the right course of action for you.
*Information shared here is for general purpose Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.