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21.12.16

How to maximise your Sperm Quality

Over the course of your life, you will produce around 525 billion sperm cells, 10% of these having obvious defects. If you want to be producing high-quality semen samples you might need to make some lifestyle changes. For example, did you know that hot baths, extended periods sitting and cycling are all bad for your sperm? While dark chocolate, oysters and masturbation are considered positive. Now we aren’t suggesting you raid the chocolate cupboard, stock up on oysters and retire solo to the bedroom but there are small things you could do to help your little fellas out.
The first thing is temperature; your balls hang outside of the body for a good reason. The core body temperature is 37 degrees Celsius whereas optimal sperm production takes place around 34.5 degrees. If you want super-charged sperm, you need to let those balls hang free and loose and ditch the tight underwear and the skinny jeans.
Lifestyle is also vital to the production of your ejaculate. You can improve the quality by exercising more, drinking less alcohol and relaxing: stress is sperm suicide. You may have heard about pineapple affecting your sperm acidity, it’s true that what you eat impacts your PH but it also impacts your swimmer’s vitality. Eggs, bananas, spinach, walnuts, garlic, dark chocolate and oysters are all good while processed meats,full-fat dairy and sugary drinks are all bad. An easy way to look at it is to ask : is this good for my heart? If the answer is yes, then it’s probably good for your sperm cells.
The last thing that might be damaging your gentleman’s relish is caffeine. The advice from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital is that cutting down on espressos and Frappuccino’s can help swimmers.
Perfecting the quality of your ejaculate isn’t rocket science, it’s about moderation. Make few small changes and you’ll see improvements to your sperm quality.

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