You’re not alone if you and your partner are having trouble conceiving. It happens more often than you might imagine. While there are some things you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant, infertility isn’t always something that can be fixed.
Sometimes a balanced diet, vitamins, and other lifestyle choices can help with fertility. In this article, we’ll discuss the key lifestyle choices, foods, and workouts that have been associated with increased male fertility.
Follow these tips to boost fertility:
1. Stay active
Regular exercise has numerous health benefits, including increasing testosterone levels and improving fertility. According to studies, active men have higher testosterone levels and higher quality sperm than inactive men. On the contrary, excessive activity should be avoided as it can have the opposite effect and potentially lower testosterone levels. Getting the right dose of zinc can reduce this risk.
2. Add more antioxidants to your diet
Antioxidants are often referred to as cancer and heart disease fighters, but they can also boost male fertility. Researchers found that men who consumed antioxidant supplements had fewer DNA-damaged sperm than men who did not. Men who took more antioxidants also had higher relationship pregnancy rates.
3. Eat more vegetables
The debate surrounds the relationship between food and fertility. But the evidence now available suggests that a good, balanced diet increases male fertility. It’s possible that what’s best for your sperm is also healthiest for your entire body. Choose whole grains, plenty of fresh produce, healthy fats (such as olive oil and almonds), and lean protein sources such as fish and poultry.
4. Quit smoking right away
There are plenty of positive reasons to quit smoking, including the potential to increase your fertility. Studies on the link between smoking and sperm quality indicated that smoking had an impact on several sperm health factors, such as sperm count, sperm motility and sperm shape. If you are undergoing reproductive treatments, you may want to try to quit smoking. Researchers found that smoking significantly adversely affects the effectiveness of therapy in couples undergoing IVF with ICSI reproductive therapies.
5. Eat more vitamin C
You no doubt already know that vitamin C can strengthen the immune system. According to some studies, consuming antioxidant supplements such as vitamin C can increase fertility. When amounts of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the body rise to unhealthy levels, oxidative stress occurs. When the body’s natural antioxidant defenses are overwhelmed by disease, aging, an unhealthy lifestyle, or environmental toxins, this is what happens.
6. Reduce stress
Stress makes it hard to get in the mood, but there could be more to it than just not feeling like having intercourse. Your fertility may suffer and your sexual satisfaction may decrease under stress. These negative effects of stress can be partly explained by the hormone cortisol, according to researchers. Prolonged stress increases cortisol levels, which have significant detrimental effects on testosterone. In general, testosterone levels decrease as cortisol levels increase.
7. Limit alcohol consumption
Heavy drinking can cause impotence, decreased sperm production, and lowered testosterone levels. If you decide to drink, do so in moderation. That means a maximum of one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men for healthy individuals.
Following a healthy routine and keeping these tips in mind can help boost both fertility and your overall health.
Disclaimer: This content, including advice, provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical advice. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NewsMadura claims no responsibility for this information.
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