Low sperm count can affect a good number of men. The general statistic is one out of 25 men. There are a few reasons a man can have low sperm count. These include obesity, stress and poor nutritional habits. When planning to get a baby, you obviously want your sperm count to be high and healthy. The best place to start ensuring your sperm count is at its optimum level is to eat healthy. However, not just any “health food” will work. You should eat foods that are more likely than not to increase your sperm count. Some of these foods are listed below:

  1. Garlic

garlicGarlic is a good place to start. Not everyone enjoys it for its pungency but not only does it add an interesting flavour to your food, it also helps increase your sperm count. This is because garlic is rich in selenium, which is vital in the motility of sperm. It also contains allicin, which improves sperm health and ensures they aren’t damage. Allicin also aids in the flow of blood to the sexual organs.

  1. Ginseng

Ginseng is considered quite the aphrodisiac in many circles—a natural one at that. But, that is not its only use. It can also work as a booster for your sperm. It increases the level of testosterone in your body, aids in the flow of blood to your sexual organs, relaxes your muscles, and also increases your desire to engage in sexual congress. According to studies, ginseng can also be used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

  1. Walnuts

Walnuts are rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. They are reliable when looking to aid your sperm motility. They also improve the flow of blood to your sexual organs. Walnuts also function as brain boosters, so you’d at least have full sexual ability when making yourself a child. Eating them each day will definitely help your little guys.

  1. Chocolate (dark)

If you like chocolate (perhaps more than your wife does), then you should at least know it has some nutritional benefits for you. Dark chocolate is super-rich in antioxidants. These combat free radicals as well as increase your heart’s health. If you have any issues with fertility, you stand a good chance of combating them with dark chocolate (free radicals play a big role in male infertility). You shouldn’t overindulge, though. A few squares a day will do the trick.

  1. Oysters

If sea food is your kind of thing, then you will be pleased to know that oysters can positively impact your sperm health. This is because of their zinc content. Zinc is vital in the production of sperm and testosterone production.