When couples come to Kofinas Fertility Group seeking infertility treatment, the first thing we typically ask them to do is complete baseline fertility testing. For women, this usually involves an ovulatory function evaluation, and for men, we recommend semen analysis. Using a single sample of ejaculate from a male, we’re able to learn a lot about the viability of his sperm, including sperm count. According to the Mayo Clinic, anything less than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen is considered low, a condition known scientifically as Oligospermia. If a low sperm count is confirmed, you should know that there are several things you can do to boost the numbers naturally, including adding some of these foods to your diet.
With lots of Vitamin E and high levels of protein, eggs can help product strong sperm with good motility (a strong ability to swim all the way to the egg).
Often, fertility doctors will recommend that men with low sperm counts take a folic acid supplement, but why take a pill when you can get folic acid from leafy green vegetables like spinach?
With high levels of Vitamins A, B1, and C, as well as a rare enzyme known as Bromelain, bananas are a delicious way to reduce internal inflammation. This in turn increases sperm count as well as motility.
You probably didn’t know this, but asparagus is high in Vitamin C and helps to protect testicular cells from free radicals, ensuring that more of your swimmers are healthy swimmers.
Packed full of omega-3 fatty acids and arginine, walnuts help to increase the volume of sperm released in each ejaculation.
The good news is, these foods and others known to enhance sperm count, are all healthy for you and delicious. Adding them to or increasing them in your diet is a great way to enhance your other infertility treatment.