By now you might be well aware of the fact that your baby’s health not only depends on your eating or sleeping habits but also on your husband even if it is at the initial stage. There are many factors to boost fertility of a man.
Now there arises a problem when despite trying many times you fail to conceive and then end up thinking it is your problem. But studies show that when couples have trouble making a baby, what’s known as “male factor” is responsible for an estimated 40 percent of the time.
A low sperm count is linked to the factors such as a zinc deficiency or a lack of vitamins. So, making some nutritional changes can be a great way to bring the sperm count up. Hence, you need to focus on his diet and lifestyle too.
We have discussed many of these things in our previous articles (Healthy Father to a Healthy Baby) as well but here we will discuss some food for him to increase the chances of fertility or sperm count.
Food to boost fertility
Eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat protein helps prevent a man from coming up short on the nutrients necessary for making top-notch sperm. Vitamin C and E, zinc and folic acid are particularly important. Remember healthier the sperm healthier the baby.
Dark chocolate contains an amino acid which doubles the sperm and semen volume as proven. It’s also high in antioxidants – enough to rival pomegranates and acai berries. Antioxidants are a great weapon against free radicals, nasty little molecules found in pollution and toxins that are linked to male infertility. But wait, you should eat it in the right amount, after all, you don’t want him to get fat.
Walnuts are a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids which increase sperm count and boost blood flow to the genitals. They’re a tasty on-the-go snack. Also, you can sprinkle them on cereal or dessert. So just keep walnuts every day on his breakfast plate.
Keeping the strong aroma aside, garlic is a great baby-making booster for him. It contains two magic elements – allicin, which improves blood flow to his sexual organs and protects sperm from damage, and selenium, an antioxidant that improves sperm motility. One to two cloves a day is a good amount.
Deficiencies in vitamin A are a common cause of low fertility because a lack of vitamin A makes your man’s sperm sluggish. Broccoli is packed with vitamin A, and so are red peppers, spinach, apricots, sweet potatoes, and carrots.
Despite improving eating habits he should also follow some tips to improve his lifestyle. Make exercise an important part of the day because obesity and too much stress also affect the sperm count. Men who are too much fond of biking and cycling need to reduce their biking stretch.
If a man logs a lot of Miles Mountain biking, he can incur testicular damage that reduces his ability to father a child. Stopping frequently to rest, wearing padded bike shorts and using a padded seat reduces the chance of problems.
In the end, here are some things which your partner should reduce or stop doing if you want to conceive a healthy one.
Stop doing these things to boost fertility
No overusing of cell phones
Studies have proven that men who talked on cell phones for more than four hours a day produced only 75 percent as many sperms as those who did not use the devices. They also tend to have a lower-quality sperm, including slower swimmers. Thus try to reduce the amount of time that spends on their phones.
Don’t get fat
Studies show that men who are overweight make significantly less sperm. In addition to having higher sperm counts, men in the normal-weight range also had a lower percentage of abnormal sperm.
Say no to recreational drugs
Smoking marijuana turns sperm into hyper swimmers that “burn out” before they’re able to make their way to the egg. Cocaine may actually adhere to sperm without hampering its ability to fertilize an egg. But this increases the chances that the drug may affect the child in many ways.
Stop drinking too much
Heavy drinking links decreased sperm formation and function. Although the precise link between moderate drinking and fertility in men is murky. But a prospective father should play it safe by limiting alcoholic beverages.
These were some of the dos and don’ts which one must follow. But then, don’t get real harsh oh him and just take all precautionary steps required.
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