Sometimes, infertility problems happen because a man has problems with his sperm count, according to both MSNBC and the Baby Center. While basic steps like taking vitamins and not wearing tight underwear can help increase male fertility, sometimes cutting back on processed foods and eating better can go a long way toward making a baby. Men who want to conceive a child should also avoid smoking marijuana or prolonged hot tub soaks, as these practices can also sap sperm motility.
Some vegetables are natural male fertility boosters, according to MSNBC. A survey conducted through the American Society for Reproductive Medicine showed that 83 percent of men studied had a low sperm count from not eating enough vegetables and fruits. The more veggies the guys ate, the better their sperm became in most cases, according to the study. Good vegetable choices to boost male fertility include leafy greens, tomatoes, peppers and oranges. Researchers claim that men who eat such vegetables, which include antioxidants like glutathione and cryptoxanthin, have healthier sperm. Antioxidants, according to those researchers, can increase a sperm’s ability to fertilize an egg.
Fruits are closely linked with vegetables as far as their importance in increasing sperm count, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine study. Men hoping to impregnate their female partners must eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, according to MSNBC. Orange juice is one of the quickest and best choices to meet nutritional needs, according to the Baby Center. Since medical research shows that men who drink more than two alcoholic beverages per day have more fertility problems, replacing beer with orange juice might be one smart move. Other vitamin C-rich fruits and juices, such as fresh oranges or 100 percent grape juice are also potential options.
Eating the right kind of protein can get rid of possible vitamin deficiencies that have sapped your man’s ability to make a baby with you, notes Baby Center. He needs to eat more foods with plenty of zinc, such as oysters, dark meat chicken, baked beans or lean beef tenderloin.
Green Tea and Gingko
Drinking green tea can greatly help your man’s fertility, according to the Shared Journey website. Ingesting ginkgo, whether through tea and snacks or in a supplement, also reportedly enhances his libido if that’s been a problem in his life.