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We have been talking about how male infertility is a big problem and how it all comes down to sperm health. Scientifically put, sperms are the agents of fertility in men. This further means that sperm health needs to be taken care of.
We ask Dr Sanjay Kumawat, Consultant Psychiatrist and Sexologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund to list out 3 items that are good for your sperms!
What should you eat?
Foods high in sperm count-boosting nutrients include bananas, dark chocolate, ginseng, garlic and walnuts. But here are others that can prove to be very helpful! Read: Sexual problems: Treat premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction with these 3 simple exercises
Leafy green vegetables such as Spinach are rich sources of Folic Acid. Low levels of Folate can give rise to distorted sperm shapes, such as ones with two heads or two tails. The sperm is also at an increased risk of Chromosomal Abnormalities.
This means that firstly your sperm will find it difficult to reach an egg and even if it does reach an egg, it will not be able to fertilize it. Furthermore, even if these sperms do fertilize an egg, the chances of birth defects are quite high in such cases. So, let's hog on spinach!
A green vegetable that is high in Vit-C, Asparagus is also a good food to increase sperm volume. Vit-C protects the sperm cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, thus ensuring that the sperm store in the male reproductive system does not get depleted.
Pumpkin seeds contain Phytosterols which are known to improve testosterone production and reduce the size enlarged prostate. Both these factors help in increasing sperm count as well as semen volume. They also contain essential fatty acids that improve blood flow to the male reproductive organs.
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