It is only when they are ready to settle down and plan a family that they begin to think about the quality of their sperm. One day you may want to become a dad. So how do you improve your sperm count? The answer is simpler that you thought – mainly through diet but first of all lets figure out how the whole process of producing sperm works.
The main factory, so to say, is in testicles which have a system of little tubes (seminiferous tubules) that store the cells that male hormones (also testosterone) use to turn into sperm and create those familiar tadpole looking guys that consist of a little head and short tail. From here is the epididymis – a convoluted duct that the sperm uses to pass to the vas deferens.
When it comes to climaxing the sperm is mixed with seminal fluid. It ejects from the erect penis with a speed of up to 43 miles per hour!! Semen (which has approx. 500 million sperm), is ejaculated through the urethra.
So what does having a low sperm count mean? It has an official term which is oligospermia and it means that the number of sperm cells is low, however whilst this does not affect your sexual functions – it will be a problem if you want to be a father. Here we have come up with 6 tips on how to boost your sperm count, naturally.
ABSTAIN FROM SMOKING AND DRINKING ALCOHOL
Smoking and drinking alcohol will not help you when you want to boost your sperm count. They are one of the most harmful things your sperm has to deal with and one of the main causes of oligaspermia. If you really want to put effort in to boosting your sperm count you need to start drinking water, green tea and coconut water. Semen is water-based that is why you should drink about 3 litres of fluids per day. ATTENTION! Another thing worth mentioning is to avoid fizzy pops and energy drinks they are bad for both your liver and your little soldiers!
AVOID HEAT SOURCES
Try to keep the heat away from your testicles. A few scenarios to try and avoid are sitting on heated seats for too long in cars. Watch out for steam rooms, sun bathing and hot temperatures in general because your testicles do not like extreme temperatures! Another thing you need to be careful with is tight underwear – it also increases your scrotal temperature and that in turn lowers the number of sperm in your semen.
The key point in your diet is the benefits antioxidants have on your body over all. Antioxidants inhibit oxidation and take care of your semen and can also make your body feel and look younger! Antioxidants are available in high levels in things such as vitamin E and C, likopen, catechin, lutein, zinc, mangan, selen, beta-carotene and ubichinon
You can find lots of amazing antioxidants in the products listed below (these products have loads of antioxidants even if you boil them or dry them):
Tomatoes, spinach, corn, green tea, lemon, oranges, grapefruit, plant oils, kale, nuts, dark chocolate, red wine, cocoa, coffee (no sugar), black currant, cranberries, beetroot, cherry, carrots, seaweed, seafood, cloves, prunes, artichokes.
You will be surprised but almost every single natural seasoning and herb has huge amount of antioxidants! Especially Peruvian pepper, 2-3 spoons per day. Trust us. It’ll work wonders on your sperm count.
Stress causes a lot of diseases including low sperm count but also is the most common cause of acne, insomnia and heart attacks. Have a cool shower, read a book. Forget about your issues and problems for a while. The less stress the more zest!
Try keep your body weight optimum and healthy. Avoid fast-foods, they give u tonnes of trans fats which can kill your sperm count in a very quick way. Studies show that men who are overweight usually suffer from oligospermia or a low sperm count. Taking care of your body gives you not only a normal sperm count but also extra confidence and a better sex life.
More for control over anything else but this may help when attempting to conceive a child. Whilst working out, you may forget about a key sexual muscle called the Kegel (PC muscle, pubococcygeus). This little wonder increases your ejaculate and makes your orgasms longer. For example, when you urinate try to stop the flow, if you can do that easily that means you found the proper muscle. Whilst doing this avoid tensing buttocks, legs and abdomen muscles and do not hold your breath. But remember, it is not only about Kegel exercises, you should also work out your whole body to increase sperm count and live a healthier happy lifestyle.
This list was put together to help you to increase your sperm count naturally. If you are struggling to conceive or have worries surrounding your sperm count make sure you contact a health professional to discuss your concerns and see what options are available to you moving forwards.