Myths and Facts about Male Infertility

Myths and Facts about Male Infertility

It is no secret that men want to be fertile and create a family by having children. There are urban legends out there, so let’s get the truth about some of these facts.

Do raw oysters help with seminal volume?

We know raw oysters as an aphrodisiac, which might be accurate, but eating fresh oysters will indeed help to increase semen production. Oysters are high in Zinc, which is necessary for semen and testosterone. It contains 225 mg of Zinc compared to 7.7 mg in steak. So the next time you go out for a meal, get the oysters.

Does tight underwear reduce semen?

There is the truth that high temperatures will reduce semen production. Research performed in 2018 proves that wearing briefs does decrease semen production. Switching to boxers is a cheap alternative to many infertility treatments, but there is still more research to be done to know for sure.

If kicked in the balls, will this cause infertility?

It is true that the testicles are exposed outside the body and have less protection. The testicles are soft and can take some hard hits. It is essential to use an athletic cup if you enjoy contact sports. Most of the time, you will be fine. It is possible to have testicular ruptures and needs surgery to repair the damage.

What does blood in my urine mean?

It is a scary sight to see blood flowing as you go to the bathroom. Most times, this is caused by recent damage to the scrotum or testicles. It does not necessarily mean you have cancer and have infertility. If you do experience prolonged periods with blood flowing from your penis, it is vital to see a doctor as soon as possible.

What foods increase infertility?

Well guys, this is going to be a hard pill to swallow. Let’s get to the basics, shall we — no pesticides, including BPA. Eating organic foods is better for you in this regard. No trans fats, so stop eating those potato chips. Processed meat, including hot dogs, beef jerky, salami, and yes, bacon will hurt your semen production. There are studies about soy products and high-fat dairy products that will decrease semen production.

What should I be eating?

Eat more unsaturated fats such as Omega-3 and Omega-9, so more fish in your diet. Remember those oysters! More fruits and vegetables are essential. I have recently switched to a vegetarian diet, and this has helped me reduce my high blood pressure, lose body fat faster, and increase my energy. Eating a serving of walnuts per day, about 75 grams, will help. That’s about 20 walnuts per day.

Will a healthy lifestyle help?

Hopefully, you can seeing that living a healthy lifestyle will help reduce your infertility. It is hard, I know, I have been there. I was overweight, didn’t exercise, lots of stress, and most of my food came from cans or boxes. Stop smoking, start working out, and you will be on your way to a healthy life and healthy family life.

Guest Post by Michael Jesse, Nutrition and Fitness Coach

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