You've probably heard of antioxidants as cancer and heart disease fighters. They may also increase male fertility. Researchers found that men who took antioxidants in supplement form had less DNA damaged sperm than men who did not take antioxidants. Also, some researchers found that couples had higher pregnancy rates when men took additional antioxidants. There are many antioxidants, but the ones that have been specifically studied in regards to improving sperm health are:. As with all things, moderation is still best.
But while trying to conceive, your partner-in-conception needs to do just as much healthful eating as you do, because what he eats can affect his fertility. Find out which foods your man should add to his menu and which ones to take off the table. The educational health content on What To Expect is reviewed by our team of experts to be up-to-date and in line with the latest evidence-based medical information and accepted health guidelines, including the medically reviewed What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
CNN Burgers, fries, pizza and high energy drinks impact testicular function in young men, new research suggests. Specifically, the sperm counts for men who typically eat "Western" meals of high fat foods were Chat with us in Facebook Messenger.
Rejoice, nut butter lovers and cashew devourers. According to a new study, your sperm is nailing it. Diets rich in nuts produce a higher sperm count made up of more powerful swimmers, suggests a new study from the Human Nutrition Unit of the Rovira i Virgili University in Spain.