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Carrots, oranges and other veggies can make your sperm a champion swimmer!

SpermDo you want your sperm to swim faster? Then load up on oranges, yellow fruits and vegetables. According to researchers at Harvard University's School of Public Health, eating vegetables may increase the production of healthy sperm, the New York Daily News reported. Carrots in particular were singled out for their sperm-boosting properties. These orange veggies, along with lettuce and spinach, are high in beta-carotene. Researchers found that this antioxidant improves sperm motility, or its ability to swim toward an egg, by 6.5 percent to 8 percent. Lutein, a carotenoid or antioxidant also found in spinach and lettuce, had a similar effect on sperm motility, researchers said.

The participants with diets rich in lycopene, the chemical that gives tomatoes their red colour, had lower levels of abnormally shaped sperm. The study was published in the journal Fertility and Sterility.

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Fresh fruits

Fruits are great thanks to the high levels of Vitamin C which ensures the potency and quality of your sperm. If you want to be a daddy, we would recommend at least two portions of fruits like lemon, sweet lime (mousambi in Hindi), oranges and mangoes. They're all rich packed with nutrients and antioxidants and won't hit your wallet as hard. (Also read: A bachelor's guide to eating healthy)

Garlic

Garlic's health benefits are well-known but various studies have shown that it has aphrodisiac properties and also helps improve blood circulation. No wonder that Twilight fellow looked so peakish and pale! (Also read: 15 health benefits of garlic)

Fish

Rich in fatty acids, many kinds of fish can help you become fit and fertile and get your little ones swimming! Fish contains Essential Fatty Acids which helps improve circulation around the reproductive system and boosts sperm quality in the process! (Also read: Top foods for enhancing fertility)

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