Foods That Could Hurt A Man’s Fertility

• Your partner should eliminate, or at least cut down, on alcohol, beer and wine while you are trying to get pregnant. Alcohol can lower sperm count, weaken sperm, and impede the secretion of testosterone. Studies have shown that alcohol can decrease sperm count for as much as three months after a big drinking fest.

• Encourage your partner to avoid sugar. Eating lots of sugar often results in hormone imbalances and robs the body of key nutrients.

• Cut down or avoid whenever possible white flour or gluten. If someone is sensitive to gluten, it can cause malabsorption of important nutrients, such as zinc, and increase inflammation throughout the body.

• Reduce or avoid foods with hydrogenated oil as much as possible.

• Reduce or avoid caffeine, which can reduce sperm count and motility. Caffeine is also detrimental to adrenal function, a gland key in productive hormones. The constant stress of caffeine can cause the body to focus on dealing with stress hormones, instead of reproductive hormones.
• Reduce or avoid animal products with a high fat content that contain hormones.

• No fried foods

• No hot sauce

• Avoid fried, charcoal-broiled or barbecued forms of cooking.

• Avoid soy. Soy is high in phyto estrogens, which can upset the hormonal balance in man. The estrogen-like compounds in soy can dramatically lower sperm counts. Texturized soy protein is in many meat substances used in fast food chains, and is also found in cereal, snack crackers and protein shakes.

• Avoid soda

• Stop drinking milk for now, since many dairy cows are fed estrogens to produce more milk. If you must drink milk, try to drink milk that is organic and not from estrogen-fed cows. Dairy that is not organic may contain hormones and antibiotics which can contribute to increased estrogen levels in the body. Keep dairy to a minimum.

• Avoid processed grains, GMO corn and corn products, and corn chips.

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Fertility-Enhancing Foods for Men

Here are the foods your guy should eat to maximize his fertility.

• Lots of Green Vegetables: Green vegetables are needed to make your guy’s body more alkaline. Juicing a glass of green juice each day is one way to ensure your husband has the greens he needs.

• Spinach is high in potassium, which improves sperm concentration.

• Cauliflower provides choline, that has been shown to improve sperm quality.

• Add extra tomatoes to his salad, as some studies have shown that the lycopene in tomatoes increase sperm count.

• Red peppers, kiwi, lemons and strawberries are all high in Vitamin C which has been shown to improve sperm count and motility.

• Sardines are rich in Omega 3’s and a good source of Coenzyme Q10.

• Avocado has L-carnitine which promotes healthy sperm, can boost sperm motility and is packed with Vitamin E, Vitamin B6 and folic acid.
• Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, loaded with omega-3 and should be a daily part of his diet.

• Broccoli is high in selenium

• Wheat germ and almonds are high in Vitamin E

• Whole grains like oatmeal and brown rice

• Extra-virgin olive oil

• Oysters contain a high level of zinc, which helps increase production of sperm and testosterone.

• Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, a mineral that boosts sperm production and mobility.

• Walnuts contains arginine, which increases semen volume and Omega-3s that improve blood flow to the penis.

• Molasses

• Apricots
• Watermelon

• Sesame seeds
• Maca
• Spirulina

• Foods High In Antioxidants: Sperm is damaged by free radicals and antioxidants can prevent cell damage. High antioxidant foods include: blueberries, blackberries, kale, garlic, Brussels sprouts, plums, red peppers, broccoli and red peppers.
• Asparagus: contain high amounts of Vitamin C, which prevents sperm from oxidizing and protects the cells of testes.

• Bananas: contain bromelain, that help increase stamina and boosts the body’s ability to make sperm.

• Wild fish

• Dark chocolate contains L-Arginine, an amino acid related to the arginine in walnuts.

• Garlic contains allicin which increases blood flow to the genitals.

• Pomegranate contains an intense cocktail of antioxidants that can lower a chemical in the blood called malondialidehyde that destroys sperm.

• Organic Free Range Meat: Some nutritionists recommend eating organically-raised, free range meats, instead of conventional meat that contains hormones and antibiotics. Eat grass fed and organic cattle.

Conventionally raised cattle can sometimes contain high levels of hormones and antibiotics which can contribute to estrogen dominate conditions.

• Free Range Organic Chicken: Conventionally raised chicken is sometimes full of antibiotics and hormones which can negatively impact hormonal health.

• Kiwi fruit is high in zinc, which helps protect sperm from chromosomal and bacterial damage.

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Pomegranates, Pineapple and Brewer’s Yeast Can Boost Fertility

Pomegranates help boost fertility by increasing blood flow to the uterus and thickening the uterine lining. They also help balance the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

The antioxidants in pomegranates help prevent DNA damage to eggs and contain folic acid, essential during the early stages of a pregnancy.

• Pineapple Core

Cut the core into round sections and eat after embryo transfers to help implantation. The bromelain found in the core reduces inflammation and improves uterine lining.

• Brewer’s Yeast

Brewer’s yeast is a great source of B complex, and is rich in minerals like zinc, iron and chromium.

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Green Tea Can Result In Better Quality Eggs and More Viable Embryos

For better quality eggs and more viable embryos, consider drinking two or more cups of green tea a day. Green tea contains polyphenols and hypoxanthine, which increase the percentage of viable embryos. Hypoxanthine enhances the follicular fluid that helps eggs mature and be ready for fertilization.

Green tea also contains polyhenols that act as an antioxidant and gets rid of unwanted toxins in the body. Green tea can help repair oxidative damage that occurs in the body due to stress, aging and the environment. Drink in moderation, as it can decrease the body’s absorption of iron and decrease the effects of folic acid, so you might want to make sure you taking adequate amounts of iron and folic acid at the same time.

You should reduce the amount of green tea you drink once you are pregnant or if there is even a slight chance you are pregnant. The polyphenols in green tea that help prevent chromosomal abnormalities in your eggs can cause an embryo to miscarry or fail to implant.

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Only Drink High Quality, Filtered Water When Battling Infertility

Drinking a lot of the right water can do so much to enhance your fertility. Water increases cervical fluid which is key in conception. Water can help sperm stay alive for days. Water also facilitates the transport of hormones and plumps up follicles.

The key is that along with drinking a lot of water, you need to drink high-quality water. Do you drink tap water? What is the quality of the water in your community? For now, start buying purified water and use it for all your drinking and cooking needs. Put a filter on your tap water. As much as you can, stop drinking water out of plastic bottles that can contain the chemical bisphenol A, also known as BPA. Keep your water stored in glass containers, rather than plastic.

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Honey and Wild Salmon Can Stimulate Ovarian Function and Improve Cervical Fluid

Bee pollen stimulates ovarian function. It is also rich in minerals such as copper, potassium, and zinc and also has 20 of the 22 known amino acids. Bee pollen contains natural hormonal substances that stimulate and nourish the reproductive system, stimulate ovarian function and increase the health and biological value of the egg.

According to Chinese medicine, salmon is good for nourishing the yin and blood, helping to generate healthy follicles and ample amounts of cervical fluid.

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Healthy Oils, such as Olive Oil and Flaxseed Oil, Can Help Women Beat Infertility

Because fat intake is so vital to fertility, include olive oil, coconut oil and flaxseed oil in your diet. Healthy fats, as opposed to trans fats, can make the body more fertile, reduce inflammation in the body and increase insulin sensitivity.

Olive oil, like avocados, has monounsaturated fat, which helps assist in reproduction. Some people have taken a mixture of olive oil, honey and mustard seed to enhance their fertility.

Flax seed oil helps the hormones hit the receptor cells in a precise way so they can work at their maximum capacity. This helps the membranes in the receptor cells be more flexible, run more smoothly and makes it easier for hormones to bind with. It also encourages healing in the uterus, and is rich in omega fatty acids.

Coconut oil helps maintain hormonal balance for reproduction and helps thyroid function and ovulation cycles.

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