Diet and Sperm Health

Diet and Sperm Health: Healthy Eats Can Help with Conception

It is no surprise that eating a healthy diet can help men with conception. In fact your diet and sperm health go hand in hand. It is important to remember that maintaining a healthy lifestyle will aid you in your quest for fatherhood.

A diet rich in antioxidants and micronutrients can aid the body in building healthy sperm carried DNA. Older men are often at higher risk for sperm DNA damage, in fact men over 44 years of age are at increased risk. There is help available for more mature men wishing to conceive. In a recent study men ages 44 and up had a 20% decrease in sperm DNA damage due to Vitamin C supplementation.

Here are some tips on foods that can boost your sperm health:


It is felt that men who incorporate more Omega-3 fatty acids to their diet have higher quality sperm compared to those who forgo these fatty acids. Not to mention these fatty acids most commonly found in fish, help to elevate dopamine levels which help trigger arousal. Some examples of Omega-3 packed eats include: mackerel, salmon, sardines, and tuna.

Foods Rich in ALA

Walnuts, flaxseed, soybeans, spinach, and green beans are rich in ALA nutrients. ALA promotes healthy sperm production by improving sperm mobility, shape, and vitality. Alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA, is a natural plant source sure to give your sperm the extra boost it may be lacking.


Commonly found in many types of foods like oysters, shrimp, and red meat, zinc can gradually raise your sperm count. Just 15 milligrams of zinc taken every day over a period of time may provide the solution to a low sperm count.

Overall healthy eating and fitness can provide an amazing amount of benefits. Cardiovascular health, stamina, strength, and healthier sperm are all benefits of a nutrient rich diet and exercise regimen. When concentrating on sperm health, try to include foods rich in the above nutrients.

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