In the past few decades scientists have come to a conclusion that the sperm quality in men is getting lower and as a result of that there are more problems with fertility.
Many researches were done and almost all of them point to food as one of the reasons for this decline in quality. The link between food and sperm quality was confirmed, so the researchers have tried to see how different food intake (especially vitamins) influences the sperm quality.
The results showed that men who consumed more vegetables and fruits had better sperm quality, because in this way they were taking more vitamins, fibers, folic acid and less fat and proteins. Men who didn’t care about their diet had sperm with lesser quality.
The improvement was noticed in many aspects like mobility, concentration and morphology of sperm in men who had diet rich in lutein, beta carotene, lycopene, selenium and vitamins that are usually found in fruit like watermelon for example.
But how does exactly food affect the sperm quality? Well, first of all proper diet is important because with certain food you can regulate your blood pressure and, as you probably know, high blood pressure is one of the biggest problems when it comes to potency in men. Furthermore, problems with prostate, bad circulation, higher levels of cholesterol can all affect the sperm quality and that is why it is important to take care about what and when you eat. A glass or two of some alcoholic beverage doesn’t directly affect the potency but over a certain period of time, alcohol can lead to high blood pressure. The same thing applies for food rich in fat and red meat too.
There are certain foods that can improve the quality of sperm and it is always a good idea to consume them even if the quality of sperm is not in your focus because they are good for the health in general.
We have mentioned watermelon previously as one of those fruits. Watermelon and melon too, are fruits that include a lot of antioxidants in them. Antioxidants are the best way to fight free radicals in our bodies. Besides antioxidants, watermelons contain substances that researchers describe as natural Viagra, because they affect blood vessels in a similar way and they increase sexual desire.
Beans are also known as food that can help the quality of sperm. The best beans are peas and green beans that directly affect the levels of cholesterol and make those levels lower. They are also helpful against high blood pressure which is in a direct correlation with the potency. People who consume these beans daily can lower their blood pressure for 10%.
Besides beans, berries are very useful too. Berries like strawberry, blueberry, raspberry or cranberry contain antioxidants in great amounts. Just like watermelons they are excellent in defending our bodies from free radicals. Berries can also prevent different types of damages of the arteries.
These are some of the foods that can improve the sperm quality but if you want to notice a real difference you need to change your whole diet.