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Several studies have shown that zinc supplementation may improve sperm counts and motility, especially when used in combination with folic acid

  1. Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of zinc, a trace mineral that is essential for normal function of the male reproductive system.  Several studies have shown that zinc supplementation may improve sperm counts and motility, especially when used in combination with folic acid.  Don’t like pumpkin?  Substitute or alternate with sesame seeds: another great source of zinc!
  2. Spinach: We all know spinach was the source of Popeye’s superhuman strength, but did you know that it is also jam packed with sperm friendly nutrients?  Spinach is an excellent source of folic acid, which when consumed in higher quantities may contribute to better sperm motility and fewer chromosomal abnormalities, especially in older men.
  3. Blueberries:  Blueberries are not only delicious, but are one of the most powerful antioxidant foods.  Seminal fluid contains high levels of antioxidants which is important to protect developing sperm from oxidative damage due to environmental toxins, stress or pharmaceutical agents. 
  4. Brazil nuts:  Eating just 2 of these nuts per day can give you your daily dose of sperm friendly selenium.  Selenium deficiency has been linked to male infertility, and supplementation of this trace mineral can improve sperm quality and counts.  
  5. Fish:  Fish are our best source of essential fatty acids, which are crucial for production of healthy sperm, largely because of their role in membrane structure.  Small fish are best because they are least likely to be high in environmental toxins.