6 Food Items that Can Decline Men’s Sperm Count
You may not realize it but you are surrounded by things can affect your sperm count. It doesn’t matter the point of entry, there are plenty of everyday chemicals that are to blame for the declining sperm count and other things that may even cause sperm mobility issues.
Today on the blog, we are going to talk about foods that can impact your sperm count. Also, we want to make an important note that you don’t have completely change your lifestyle by eliminating these things all together. Just be conscientious of these products and reduce how much you use them, if possible. Without further ado, let’s get started.
According to a recent study conducted in 2017 by the Harvard School of Public Health, they discovered that men who consumed a piece of bacon a day had a 30% decrease in their sperm count compared to those who don’t. However, men who don’t consume processed meats tended to have a much healthier sperm count.
Improve your sperm count by laying off the processed meat and purchase seafood items instead.
Canned Food Items
Food and Health Researchers believe that BPA contamination is highest in food packaging. Canned food packaging is coated with BPA resin, which contaminates food. Foods with high acidity such as tomato paste have the highest amount of BPA resin.
Improve your sperm count by purchasing fresh or frozen food instead of canned when possible. And purchase any kind of pasta sauce from a jar.
Pesticides are created to kill pests and unfortunately, don’t know the difference between your sperm and pests.
Improve your sperm count by washing your produce thoroughly if it’s not organic. Eat organic when possible and if you can start an organic garden that will be a great way for you to save money on produce.
Fish that’s Contaminated
PCB’s are a group of toxic compounds that are popularly used by the electrical industry. Although this toxic compound is banned, it is still out there polluting our oceans and will remain in our environment indefinitely.
Improve your sperm count by purchasing Alaskan salmon or consult with your local fish consumption advisories.
Non-stick chemicals that have used on pots and pans to help to make your cooking easier are simply known as PFAAs, PFO’s, and PFOA (common types). These toxic chemicals have made it difficult for couples to conceive. A study published in the Danish Environmental Health Perspectives found that men with the highest levels of PFO’s had half the amount of sperm compared men that didn’t have that chemical in their body.
Improve your sperm count by trading your nonstick pots and pans for untreated stainless steel or cast iron.
Added sugar is hidden in pretty much every processed food item there is. And if you are eating high amounts of processed food this added sugar is killing your sperm count. The University of Utah found in one of their studies using mice that if they had the same amount of added sugar than a typical American consumes on a daily basis died or had fewer babies.
Improve your sperm count by not exceeding the American Heart Association’s recommended sugar intake per day 20 g for women and 26 g for men.
So men protect yourself and watch what you are eating to help keep a healthy sperm count. Make any adjustments to your diet as possible. Consult with a healthcare or nutritionist professional for further assistance and guidance.