Diet of a to-be-father is extremely important. Nutrition has a direct impact on the potency of your sperm. Poor eating habits and regular consumption of alcohol, for instance, can lower the quality and quantity of sperm, making conception more difficult. And since infertility is nearly as much a man’s issue as a woman’s issue – up to 40 % of infertility problems can be traced to men – eating healthfully now will boost your chances of conceiving a child What’s a healthy diet for dads-to-be? Generally, it should be every bit as balanced, varied, and nutritious as a mom-to-be’s diet during conception.
Get more zinc in your diet, at least 12 to 15 mg a day.
Increase your intake of calcium and vitamin D. Good sources of calcium include low-fat milk and curds. You’ll find vitamin D in milk and salmon fish.
Cut out or cut back on alcohol. While an occasional drink is generally considered safe, daily consumption can decrease testosterone levels and sperm counts, and increase the number of abnormal sperms.
Go cold turkey on recreational drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine
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Testicles function best when they keep their cool. Hot tubs, saunas, synthetic shorts, tight-fitting clothes and bikini underwear can all overheat your testicles and inhibit sperm production. Wear loose fitting pants and boxer shorts. They look better, too.
Avoid riding bicycles, rough sports such as football, hockey, soccer, basketball, baseball, horseback riding and even sex. When you’re training for the bedroom Olympics, just remember: Gentle is best when your goal is a baby.
Keep stress below minimal. Chilling out can power up your potency. If you’re exposed to any hazards like radiation or chemicals on the job, take a break. Prescription drugs can expose you to fertility problems. Seek advice from your doctor.
Do you need one more reason? Quit smoking. Kicking the habit now can help your family out later.
The bottom line is, if you commit yourself to a few months of clean living, healthy eating – plenty of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean meats – and a safe lifestyle, you’ll be in top shape to father a child.