Male Fertility – Sperm Health:
The following information is taken from advice from Dr Allan Pacey, Senior Lecturer in Andrology, University of Sheffield.
How to prevent/repair Sperm Damage:
Foods containing vital nutrients for Male Fertility:
|Brazil nuts (max 3.day)||Nut & seed oils||Citrus fruit||Meat|
|Wheat germ||Nuts & seeds||Kiwi||Fish|
|Garlic & onion||Wheat||Blackcurrant||Eggs|
|Barley||Germ oil||Red pepper||Pumpkin|
|Butter||Whole grains||Broccoli||Sunflower seeds|
|Smoked Herring||Eggs||Cabbage||Whole grains|
|Brown Rice||Green Leafy Veg||Brussels sprouts||Beans & pulses|
|Whole grains||Melon||Ginger root|
|Arginine||Carnitine||Vitamin B12||F Acid|
|Nuts, especially walnuts||Beef||Meat||Green leafy Vegetables|
An Amino acid that may affect sperm count and motility. The heads of sperm contain large amounts and abnormal sperm counts often indicate a efficiency of arginine in the semen. Arginine also improves blood flow and can be very helpful for erectile dysfunction, alongside pycnogenol.
Note: People who suffer from the herpes virus should avoid foods rich in arginine as it stimulates replication of the virus.
This amino acid plays a crucial role in the metabolic processes of energy production that fuel sperm motility, and high levels are normally found in sperm cells. Vegans should be aware that there is virtually no carmitine in plant foods and supplementation may be necessary.
Some research has shown that this may reduce abnormalities in the sperm.