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Fertility Foods for Men; Nigerian Foods that Increases Fertility in Male

Food is not only eaten to satisfy hunger neither are they consumed for the taste alone. The medicinal aspect of food has been ignored to the point that we just eat anything to satisfy hunger or craving. Meanwhile, our intake plays an important role in improving or deteriorating our general health and reproductive health is not left out. There are numerous foods that boost and increase fertility in men and women. In this article, we will focus on male fertility. Most foods contain nutrients that should be consumed on a regular basis to greatly improve the general wellbeing of the sperm. To increase fertility in men, there is a need for consistency in the consumption of food listed below.

Food that is rich in zinc

A very essential and proven element that increases fertility in men is ZINC. It plays three (3) important roles in the male reproductive system aimed at improving sperm count, motility, and morphology. These roles are:

  1. Firstly, it helps to improve male hormone-like testosterone, thus improving male fertility.
  2. Secondly, its antibacterial agent works on the prostate and urinary system. It also prevents and cures infections.
  3. And lastly, its antioxidant property helps to make healthy sperm.

Here are some foods that are known to contain zinc.

  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Pomegranates
  • Blackberries
  • Green pea
  • Spinach
  • Lentils
  • Cashew
  • Sweet corn
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Mushrooms and many more.

Foods that are rich in Vitamin E

Vitamin E is another element that increases fertility in men. Infertility problems in men are sometimes related to a low level of Vitamin E. basically, vitamin E increases sperm motility due to its antioxidant effects.

Rich sources of vitamin E

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Grapefruit
  • Mango
  • Peanut
  • Snail
  • Crayfish
  • Kiwi fruits and more.

Foods rich in Vitamin C

Vitamin C is highly effective in boosting immunity.  It aids in the absorption of iron and promotes the production of progesterone. Vitamin C is required for a healthy reproductive system. That includes improved sperm mobility.

Sources of vitamin C include:

  • Pepper (e.g., chili, bell, etc.)
  • Blackberries (contains anthocyanins that prevent sperm from clumping)
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Potatoes
  • Etc.

Fruit like watermelon is also very good, it contains a significant amount of vitamin A, B6, C, and citrulline which helps the blood to flow to the reproductive organs. It is better consumed with the white flesh.

Food that deteriorates male fertility.

Alcohol

Alcohol is the commonest and deadliest low sperm count food, it slows down sperm production and damages healthy sperms as well,

Canned foods

Research have concluded that bisphenol A or BPA raisins used in canned foods kills healthy sperms and reduce their production too

Carbonated drinks

These refreshment drinks are very high in sugar and contain aspartame. aspartame causes Azoospermia, so stay away from carbonated drinks if you are planning to have a baby.

Caffeine
Caffeine is not only in coffee, it is found in energy drinks and sodas. too much of it lowers sperm count and concentration. cut down on your caffeine intake.

 

Conclusion

Most men consume certain food not knowing they can actually kill their sperm and make them infertile. some food as listed above  has a negative effect on males’ potency and fertility. you can now replace this bad foods with fruits, veggies and nut for their overall health benefits

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Coach Amuda

Naturopathic Doctor & Founder, Green Remedies Int’l

Coach Amuda is a Holistic Practitioner and the C.E.O of Green Remedies International, a wellness company that specializes in tackling different health challenges through Natural, Organic, and Holistic Medicines.

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