When trying to conceive, women are not the only ones who should be paying attention to what they're eating. What men eat can affect their fertility, too.
Good nutrition can generate valuable dividends, and there is no better time than the present to start. The better a man's nutritional status, the healthier his sperm are and the more easily a woman will conceive. His diet should be very similar to a woman's pre-pregnancy eating plan. However, the calorie intake will be altered based on his age, sex, body structure and activity level. By using the recommendations below, he will be providing his body with adequate nutrition and also supplying the key nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, calcium and Vitamin D. These nutrients have been identified as having specific roles in the production of sperm.
A man's daily diet should include bread, grains and pasta (6-11 servings daily); vegetables (3-5 servings daily); fruits (2-4 servings daily); protein and meat (2-3 servings daily); and dairy (2-3 servings daily).
In addition, here are some other nutrients and factors that can affect male reproductive health:
Antioxidants: All fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidants, which help keep sperm healthy. At a 2006 meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers reported that the more produce a man ate, the more mobile his sperm were.