When a couple begins with the entire family planning thing, usually only the women are told to eat healthy and take more care of themselves. What people fail to realise is that the men in the relationship also need to up their health game. We list tips that go a long way in improving sperm health, volume, and count. So, all you aspiring fathers… start taking notes right away.

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– A cup of low-fat yoghurt is one of the best sources of zinc. Spice it up a hint of chaat masala and enjoy a bowl after lunch or dinner every day.

– Can’t miss your mid-meal snack of boiled chickpeas? Now you have one more reason to love it!

– Ditch your fave drink for orange juice. And it’s not just the juice that’s nutritious; consuming the whole fruit will also take you a step forward towards fatherhood.

– We’d advise you to fall in love with your greens, at least until you become a father. Toss them into a salad or drink them up in the form of a smoothie, we leave that to you.

– Cashew nuts should be your snack love, since every 100 gms offers around 5.5 mg of zinc.

– Not only do the amino acids present in dark chocolate increase semen volume but they also improve the intensity of your orgasms. Need more reason?

Also Read: Foods You Gotta Eat For Stronger Erections

– Eggs are believed to prevent sperm cells from the harmful effects of free radicals, which may kill sperm. Time to bring out the egg-lover in you!

– Garlic contains a compound called allicin which improves blood flow to the male sexual organs, increasing sperm production and semen volume. Wives, keep this in mind!

Stop With These Habits

– Quit drugs, smoking, and alcohol. You don’t need any more reason to do it!

– High temperatures have a negative effect on the entire process of sperm production. So, give that relaxing hot shower a miss.

– Lastly, stay away from clothes that are too tight near the crotch. Also, opt for cotton instead of synthetic.

All set to become a daddy? 🙂

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Bingeing on TV for more than 20 hours a week is linked with a reduction in sperm count by 35% as per a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, watching TV for more than 5 hours a day showed a significant drop in the levels of sperm count and testosterone levels in the body.

On the contrary, working in front of the computer did not affect the levels of testosterone or sperm count or had any other adverse effect. The reason may be linked to the fact that those who watch too much TV are less likely to exercise or eat healthily, the essential habits for maintaining fertility.

Watching excess TV is also attributable to eating high-calorie junk food and laziness. Moreover, canned or packaged foods, high-fat cheese products contain acidic additives that alter the pH level of the body. Along with the sedentary lifestyle, the chemical additives and acidic nature either harms the motility and shape of the sperm cells or lead to its death. Bisphenol A (BPA) is linked to lowering the semen quality and binge eating in front of TV are at four times the risk of lowering the sperm count, motility, and concentration

Says Dr. Sagarika Aggarwal, IVF Expert, Indira IVF hospital, New Delhi.

“According to the study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, sperm samples collected from 200 students all aged between 18 – 22 years for lab analysis showed a link between sedentary lifestyle and low sperm count. Binge-watchers had average sperm counts of 37 Mn per mL, as compared to 52 Mn per mL among those who hardly spend time in front of the TV. TV addicts were found to have 38% lower sperm count than those who had a less sedentary lifestyle. Moreover, the study showed a link between developing the risk of dying from a blood clot in the lungs due to fatal pulmonary embolism was raised by 45% with every hour of additional watching per day.”

“Though many studies suggest that 18 hours of average exercise a week could boost sperm quality, an excess that can still degrade its quality. Physically active men with at least 15 hours of moderate exercising or playing sports had sperm counts around 3/4th higher than those who were physically inactive,”

added Swati Mothe, Hyderabad based IVF Expert.

Sitting for hours together in front of the TV may be associated with warming lap. Sperm prefers cool conditions than the body temperature for sperm production and the hotter conditions may halt it. Over-exercising and binge-watching both stimulate the generation of free radicals in the body that leads to cell death and sperm being a cell also has 90% chances to die and significantly affect the reproductive health. It is advisable to do everything in moderation – be it the time spent in the gym or watching TV.