Men who want to become pregnant need a pre-pregnancy diet. Their health is very important to fertility and to giving birth to a healthy baby. Men should give up smoking, drinking, lying around hot tubs and reduce cell phone use. Nonetheless, food intake is also extremely important. There are some foods that should be avoided and others should be eaten regularly.
Soy may have adverse effects and it should be avoided. Studies also showed that soy intakes is related to lower sperm concentration. There are other specialists claiming that Asians who eat soy regularly, have a high reproduction rate. Nonetheless, the study doesn’t show that soy affects sperm quality, but only the quantity. Men during their pre-pregnancy should limit the amount of soy to approximately 25 to 50 grams per day.
Low levels of folate increase the number of sperm abnormalities. Thus, men that don’t consume too much folate, will have a reduced motility of their sperm and lower overall sperm. Fortunately, folate is found in many common foods such as collard greens, broccoli, beets, romaine lettuce, calf’s liver, lentils, spinach and beans.
Vitamins and minerals play an important role in male fertility, helping the baby be healthy. Some of the most important vitamins are vitamin E, C, but also other substances such as zinc and selenium. There are some vitamins and foods that your doctor may recommend to include in your diet or to avoid. He is the only one who knows which is the best thing for you.