Eating a healthy diet and being the right body weight is important for men who are hoping to become new dads.
A study conducted by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine found that over three quarters of men with a low sperm count did not eat enough vegetables and fruits.
Studies have also shown that obesity can increase male infertility. Aim to be the right weight for your height by eating sensibly and exercising on a regular basis.
Follow the principles of healthy eating. Eat a variety of foods that will help ensure you have all the nutrients you need such as zinc and selenium, which are essential for good sperm production.
As well as eating healthily, men with infertility problems should also quit smoking should also quit smoking and cut down their alcohol consumption.
Drinking alcohol can cause a noticeable decrease in sperm count, as well contributing to an increase in abnormal sperm and lowering the proportion of motile sperm. Alcohol also drastically inhibits the bodies absorption of zinc, which is one of the most important minerals relating to male fertility.
Researchers at the University of Saarland found that men who smoked a minimum of 20 cigarettes every day had lower concentrations of protamines, two proteins that are found in sperm, than men who didn’t smoke at all. These protamines are thought to be an integral part of cell division, and they ensure the correct chromosomal formation during conception.