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Want quality sperm? Eat garlic, honey

Last updated on: June 29, 2017 14:26 IST

Did you know that garlic reduces the chance of miscarriage in women?


IMAGE: Honey is a super food that helps boost fertility.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Scott Bauer, USDA ARS/Wikimedia Creative Commons

If you are having trouble conceiving, there's no need to rush to the doctor immediately.

There is better, effective and economical way to rev up your fertility.

There are many foods that are not only rich in key nutrients, but can also improve your fertility and consequently your chances of conceiving faster.

Here's a rundown of five fertility boosting foods that you should definitely add to your meals.

#1. Oily fish

Oily fish such as herring, mackerel and salmon are great sources of essential fatty acids which are involved in the synthesis of prostaglandins.

Prostaglandins are responsible for promoting healthy sperm count as well as sperm mobility.

#2. Garlic

Garlic has selenium in it, a mineral that may help to reduce the chances of miscarriage in women. It is also believed to enhance male fertility.

It contains vitamin B6 which regulates hormones and builds your immune system.

#3. Honey

Honey has been used for centuries to boost fertility. It increases amino acids which feed the reproductive system.

#4. Spinach

Spinach and other leafy vegetables, provides your body with folic acid.

Folic acid is an essential ingredient for healthy sperm and ovaries. It also prevents neural tube defects during the early stages of pregnancy.

It also has iron and vitamin C, two items that enhance the quality of sperms.

#5. Avocados

Avocados are full of vitamin E, which has been shown to boost both male and female fertility.

They're also rich in antioxidants, which can help slow down ageing and so reduce age-related ovulation decline.

In men, they can improve the fertility of sperm.

Roshni Mahtani