When it’s time to get down to business and make babies, you want to do everything you can to make that happen. Fortunately, there have been many studies about this in recent years, and increasing your sperm volume has been well researched and there are answers that might help. We’ll show you a few ways to do this by modifying your diet. The right changes in the things you eat can lead to more, as well as healthier, sperm. Don’t underestimate the power of food to increase sperm volume.
Step 1: Reduce or eliminate processed foods and switch to a diet low in fats, and high in protein. Eat many vegetables and whole grains, and buy organic foods when possible. Drink plenty of water. Anything that is beneficial to your overall health is also beneficial to your little mini-me’s.
Step 2: Increase your intake of foods rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. These nutrients can lower sperm defects and increase sperm motility. It is as easy as including an orange for dessert! A single 8-ounce (230 ml) glass of fresh orange juice contains about 124 milligrams of vitamin C — a full day’s supply.
Step 3: Take in plenty of mineral zinc. It’s associated with increased semen volume, sperm count, and testosterone levels. Take in about 11mg daily, which you can get by eating oysters, beef, beans, and chicken.
Step 4: Take in amino acids, as supplements or in food. Amino acids, traces of which can be found in meats, fruits, and vegetables, are believed to increase sperm count and keep the sperm from clumping. Amino acids that you can incorporate into your diet include:
- L-Carnitine, which can be found in red meat and milk
- L-Arginine, which can be found in nuts, sesame seeds, and eggs
- L-Lysine, which can be found in dairy and cheeses
Step 5: Try supplementing your diet with folic acid. Folic acid (Vitamin B9) may contribute to an increase for semen. The 400 micrograms daily are found in cereals, green leafy vegetables, legumes, and orange juice.
Step 6: Increase your daily amounts of calcium and vitamin D. You can take supplements of both, or spend significant time in the sun so your body can synthesize vitamin D, and eat plenty of yogurt, skim milk, and salmon to boost your calcium intake. If you do spend more time in the sun, be sure to lather up with some sunscreen to prevent damage from harmful rays and possible melanoma.
Step 7: Consume allicin, which comes from garlic. Allicin, an organosulfur compound, increases sperm volume by optimizing blood flow to your sexual organs, creating millions of happier sperm. Find new and interesting dishes to add to your garlic repertoire, or beast it and act like a real man by adding a clove or two of raw garlic to your vegetable smoothie in the morning.
Step 8: Eat more of the following sperm-healthy foods. If you want your sperm to be brimming with healthy little apples of your eye, consider incorporating more of the following foods into your diet:
- Goji berries (antioxidants)
- Pumpkin seeds (omega-3 fatty acids)
- Walnuts (omega-3 fatty acids)
- Asparagus (vitamin C)
- Bananas (vitamin B)