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Male Infertility: What To Eat To Improve Your Sperm Count, Motility and Morphology

By Aimee Raupp, MS LAc

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Upwards of 60% of infertility cases is male factor related.

As male infertility continues to rise, I thought I'd follow up yesterday's post with information on what men should be eating (or not eating) if they and their partner are having a hard time getting pregnant.

What not to eat: basically processed, canned and packaged foods that offer you very little in the way of nutrition. These foods contain chemicals and additives that have been shown to compromise the quality of sperm. As well, both alcohol and caffeine affect sperm quantitiy and quality.

To quote infertility specialist, Geetha Hariharan, “With diabetes and obesity growing, our first instruction to couples trying to conceive is to lose weight. Men have to stop smoking and limit alcohol intake.”

Basically guys, your diet needs to be sperm friendly:

*full of omega-3 rich foods (see yesterday's post),
*limit consumption of alcohol and caffeinated beverages
*avoid processed and packaged foods and especially canned foods and fried foods
*eat nutrient dense vegetables like spinach, kale, seaweed and yams
*eat zinc rich foods like almonds and walnuts
*eat antioxidant rich fruits like pomegranates, blueberries and blackberries

For more detailed information on improving male and female infertility, contact my office at to set up a skype consultation.

About Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc

Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a renowned women’s health & wellness expert and the best- selling author of the books Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and Body Belief. A licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice in New York, she holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University. Aimee is also the founder of the Aimee Raupp Beauty line of hand-crafted, organic skincare products. This article was reviewed's editorial team and is in compliance with our editorial policy.


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