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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Male fertility: what can good nutrition and healthy lifestyle do for you who are considering becoming a father!

Hi everyone, I think this is an interesting topic to share with you today!

Since infertility affects one in 25 men these days, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a positive attitude is the way to go if you're considering becoming a father!

Alcohol use: Drinking alcohol can lower testosterone levels, cause erectile dysfunction and decrease sperm production. Liver disease caused by excessive drinking also may lead to fertility problems.

Tobacco smoking: Men who smoke may have a lower sperm count than do those who don't smoke. Secondhand smoke also may affect male fertility.

Emotional stress: Stress can interfere with certain hormones needed to produce sperm. Severe or prolonged emotional stress, including problems with fertility, can affect your sperm count.

Weight: Both overweight and underweight men can have fertility problems. With too much weight, there can be hormonal disturbances that reduce male fertility, and when a man's too lean, he can have decreased sperm count and functionality.

High intake of saturated fat ( fatty meats, the skin of poultry, and some dairy products, such as whole milk, full-fat yogurt, ice cream and butter) is associated with reduced sperm quality in men and may be associated with infertility

Value your vitamins and minerals:

- Vitamin C  and Vitamin E are powerful antioxidants that protect the body from many toxic substances and thus protect the reproductive system exposed to harmful agents!

Vitamin C is found in orange, lemon, guava, kiwi, cherry, strawberry, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and bell peppers

Vitamin E is found in oils, seeds, all nuts, almonds, walnuts, avocados

- Zinc and Selenium are two minerals that are present in the semen and essential for the development of healthy sperm!

Zinc is found in oysters, beef, chicken liver, dark turkey meat, beans, wheat germ and yeast are good sources of zinc.

Selenium is found in whole grains, nuts, especially in Brazil nuts and eggs

And in general having a healthy eating habit that includes fish, beans, vegetables and fruits only do good to your overall health and to your reproductive system.

Exercise in moderation is beneficial. Excessive exercise could lower your sperm count indirectly by lowering the amount of testosterone in your body (especially men who bike for hours regularly and/or do a lot of horseback riding).

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Sources: Information taken from many sources such WebMD, Mayo clinic, Men's Health and Brazilian well know websites like SAUDE.

1 comment:

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