Usually, you (females) get pregnant through unprotected vaginal sex around your ovulation when everything is right at yours and your partner’s end. Through the penile ejaculation, you receive around 50 million sperm into your vagina. Only a few thousand of them get into your fallopian tube. And a few hundred of them release an enzyme that facilitates one of your partner’s sperm to swim to your egg and facilitates its fertilisation. The fertilised egg reaches the uterus where it has implantation and development and turns into a child.
You conceive a child when you have no reproductive health issues and your partner’s sperm is good in terms of health and quantity, number. Your doctor may ask your partner to have semen analysis during fertility assessment when you complain having no conception through your effort. If the report of semen analysis is bad in terms of sperm count, shape, and motility, the doctor will suggest the most effective treatment with a few lifestyle changes.
Lifestyle includes a healthy diet, workout, weight management, enough rest, and stress management. It means you (males) need to be careful about what you eat. Here are some foods that can help you increase your sperm count:
Bananas are a rich source of vitamins A, B, and C. These vitamins facilitate the production of healthy sperm in your body. In addition, they enhance the productivity of your sperm. Apart from vitamins, bananas contain an enzyme, bromelain, which causes an increase in your libido.
Walnuts are highly rich in omega-3 fatty acids. And hence, consuming walnuts help boost sperm production. It happens due to an increase in the blood flow towards your testicles. Apart from omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts have melatonin that helps you have an improvement in your sleep.
Garlic is a highly popular and effective immunity boosting food. Due to the presence of selenium and vitamin B6, its consumption facilitates your testicles to produce healthier and strong sperm. By removing impurities from your blood, it increases blood flow to your testicles, facilitating healthy sperm production. Garlic also has allicin that enhances blood circulation to your reproductive organs that safeguard your sperm from any damage.
Being an inexpensive food item, eggs are a rich source of high-quality protein. A single boiled egg has selenium, vitamins A, B, D, E, & K, folate, phosphorus, zinc, and calcium. Consuming an egg a day means you are having all the essential vitamins and minerals that facilitate you to have strong and healthier sperm.
Broccoli is highly popular for its high nutritional content. It is rich in folic acid, also acknowledged as vitamin B9, which facilitates a female to conceive. A few recent studies have found that its regular intake can help men have an increase in their sperm count.
6. Dark chocolate
Dark chocolate contains minerals and fibre in a higher amount. Further, it has several antioxidants and amino acid, L-Arginine, which helps males to enhance sperm count and volume.
Pomegranates contain several nutritional elements. A cup of pomegranates has fibre, folate, vitamin C & K, protein, potassium, and antioxidants. All these nutrients help men to have an increased sperm production in their testicles.
It is a powerhouse of vitamins A, B9, and K. And it also contains selenium. All these nutritional elements boost sperm production in your testicles.
It has all the essential fatty acids for sperm production. Further, it has vitamins B6, B9, C, E, and K. apart from vitamins, it contains potassium and magnesium.
What you eat plays a key role in maintaining your general as well as reproductive health. Consuming the above-mentioned and allied other food items are beneficial for you when you want to increase your sperm count.