Infertility in men is increasing at an alarming rate. Medical reasons aside, even some foods can play havoc with a man’s fertility. We list down some of the foods that men should avoid to improve their sperm quality.
Sipping on carbonated beverages, like soft drinks or sports drink can impact your sperm count. A study published in Human Reproduction, regular drinking of carbonated beverages is linked to poor sperm motility.
Eating processed meat can compromise your sperm count. According to a Harvard study (2014), men who consumed processed meat in excess had 23 per cent lower sperm quality than guys who ate it in small quantities. In another study of journal of Epidemiology, it was found that processed meat was associated with lower sperm count.
This is another reason to ditch your glass of alcohol. The more you drink, the more it impacts your sperm count. In fact, according to some studies, even if you drink in moderation, you are compromising on your sperm quality.
According to a study done in Human Reproduction in 2013, excess consumption of cheese and full fat milk may impact sperm count. Dairy products do add protein and essential nutrients required by the body but full fat dairy products, especially cheese and full fat milk should be avoided.
Eating healthy and fresh foods are not only beneficial for overall health but also for the health of your sperm. Here are some superfoods that you should include in your diet to improve your sperm count.
It has been found that bananas improve male libido and regulate sex hormones. As they are rich in vitamin C, A and B1, they boost fertility in men.
Broccoli is said to increase sperm count. It is rich in vitamin A, just as carrots, spinach, apricots, sweet potatoes and carrots.