Springtime Diet Tips for Boosting Fertility

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 27 Apr 2016

Springtime Diet Tips for Boosting Fertility

Spring is a time of birth and new beginnings! As the days get warmer and longer, signs of life start budding all around us. Fruits and vegetables are plentiful and fresh. This is great news for some people hoping to overcome fertility issues. It is estimated that 14 percent of couples deal with infertility, which is the inability to get pregnant after having unprotected sex.

Couples with infertility issues should talk to their doctor. You can also try our Find-a-Urologist tool to search for a urologist that works in male infertility.

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week, and a well-balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains can help improve fertility in some men. As part of this special time of year to spread education, here are some recipes that may help boost fertility:

Other Fertility Boosting Foods

Foods with high zinc content such as oysters, can help to increase testosterone and sperm. If you don't like oysters, zinc can be found in beef, pumpkin seeds and beans and multi-vitamins. 

Research has also shown that pomegranate juice may help boost sperm count and quality. Dark chocolate tomatoes, walnuts and lentils are all good choices and may also boost fertility. Even a late-night snack in the form of parmesan-cheese popcorn can help!

Read about male infertility to learn more, or visit Resolve: The National Infertility Association .

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