The Best Foods To Boost Sperm Count

A low sperm count has often been linked with factors such as a zinc deficiency or a lack of vitamins. So, making some nutritional changes can be a great way to bring sperm count up.

A low sperm count has often been linked with factors such as a zinc deficiency or a lack of vitamins. So, making some nutritional changes can be a great way to bring sperm count up.
How can I boost his sperm count naturally? 
Take a look at some of the other proven ways to boost your man's sperm count naturally when you're trying to conceive.
Make sure he's doing enough exercise 
Several studies on overweight or obese men have shown that sperm count increased when they lost weight.  
List of foods to boost his sperm count:
Add these foods to your baby-making menu to boost your chances of conceiving
  • Oysters
  • Dark chocolate
  • Garlic
  • Bananas
  • Broccoli 
  • Asparagus
  • Walnuts
  • Ginseng
Oysters for sperm production
Oysters are a great source of zinc, which helps sperm production. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re an aphrodisiac! They can be expensive and some men don’t like sea food so some other great sources of zinc are turkey, pumpkin seeds, lobster and mussels.
Dark chocolate contains antioxidants
Dark chocolate contains an amino acid that has been proven to double sperm and semen volume. It’s also high in antioxidants-enough to rival pomegranates and acai berries. Antioxidants are a great weapon against free radicals, nasty little molecules found in pollution and toxins that are linked to male infertility. But don’t go overboard – putting on weight can cause imbalances in testosterone which could lower your man’s sperm count. A couple of squares a day is plenty.
Garlic for sperm motility
Garlic is a great baby-making booster for your man. It contains two fantastic elements – allicin, which improves blood flow to his sexual organs and protects sperm from damage, and selenium, an antioxidant that improves sperm motility. One to two cloves a day is loads.
Bananas for libido
Bananas have been found to increase male libido and regulate sex hormones because of an enzyme called bromelain. They’re also full of vitamins C, A and B1 which will boost his body’s ability to produce sperm.
Broccoli for eager swimmers
Deficiencies in vitamin A are a common cause of low fertility, because a lack of vitamin A makes your man’s sperm sluggish. Broccoli is packed with vitamin A, as are red peppers, spinach, apricots, sweet potatoes and carrots.
Asparagus for volume
Asparagus is another weapon against those nasty free radicals. It’s also packed with vitamin C, which protects sperm from damage and increases its motility and volume – so your man will have more swimmers and they’ll move faster.
Walnuts for sperm count
Omega-3 fatty acids increase sperm count and boost blood flow to the genitals – and walnuts are a fantastic source. They’re a tasty on-the-go snack and can be sprinkled on porridge or dessert. Other good sources of omega-3 fatty acids are crab, salmon, chicken and pumpkin seeds.
Ginseng for testosterone
This aphrodisiac root has been used to treat infertility for hundreds of years. It boosts levels of testosterone and increases blood flow to the genitals, with some claiming it even treats erectile dysfunction. Get him to drink tea with ginseng, or take dried ginseng root each day for a TTC boost.
Written by Laura Doyle staff writer at FFHQ who also blogs at

Laura Doyle

Mum of four, Gentle parent living on coffee and trying always to stay positive and motivate in the midst of the madness.

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