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Fertility and Diet

My wife and I have been married for 3 years with no children. We are trying to conceive. What are the nutrients in my diet that can boost my fertility?

Eating a balanced and nutritious diet can boost your fertility by maintaining a healthy reproductive system.

The following nutrients are known to help or improve sperm health. Vitamins:

Vitamins are powerful antioxidants that protect the sperm from the damaging effects of free radicals, the unstable molecules linked with cell destruction. High levels of free radicals will affect sperm function and viability. The following vitamins are important for sperm health:

Vitamin A is important in preventing sluggish sperm. It is found in leafy greens, carrots, red peppers, and apricots.

Vitamin B : o Folic acid can boost sperm health. Food sources include liver, lentils, beans, asparagus, spinach, collard greens. o B12 has been shown to increase sperm counts. Food sources include fish, crab, clams, oysters, liver, beef, and eggs.

Vitamin C has been shown to improve sperm quality, preventing them from clumping together, making them more motile. It is abundant in vegetables and fruits.

Vitamin E is found in nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, leafy greens and fortified cereals Coenzyme Q-10 is a vitamin-like substance found in oily fish, like salmon and tuna, meats, and whole grains.