Semen is a whitish-gray opaque fluid that is produced in your testicles. Semen fluid provides a safe environment for sperm cells. Semen protects sperm cells from vaginal acid, provides them motility to reach and fertilize the egg. Low semen volume is a cause of male type infertility.
Semen volume is measured in semen analysis test. Semen volume, sperm count and other sperm cell characteristics are evaluated by semen analysis test. Low semen volume may be caused by physical conditions and life style. You can improve sperm quality and semen volume with exercises, active life style and healthy diet. Here some foods that can increase your semen volume;
Semen is a water based fluid. Your daily water intake is so important for your overall health and semen production. At least 2-3 liters of water is needed for all metabolic activities. Dehydration may cause low semen volume.
Zinc is so important for immune system and semen production. Also your body needs amino acids to produce semen and healthy sperm cells. Nuts contain zinc, amino acids, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, vitamin E. You can eat 2 tablespoons of nuts daily to increase semen volume.
Whole grains contain high fiber, anti oxidants, vitamin B, magnesium and zinc. Also grains like oatmeal, buckwheat, quinoa or granola contain amino acids. Grains contain amino acids; lysine, methionine, leucine,L-carnitine, L-arginine. Amino acids are essential to increase semen volume, sperm quality and sperm motility. You can eat 3-5 servings of whole grains daily to produce enough semen fluid.
Meat contains essential amino acids for semen production. You can eat red meat, fish or poultry for testosterone and semen production. You can prefer poultry and fish instead of red meat if you have high cholesterol and triglycerides problem. You can eat oysters, turkey, red meat, lamb, chicken for high amino acids and zinc intake. Zinc and amino acids are necessary for testosterone and semen production.
Vegetables and fruits
You can eat leafy green, broccoli, spinach, beans, legumes, green peas for amino acid intake. Also fruits and vegetables contain folic acid that may increase your semen volume. You can eat spinach, lettuce, asparagus, broccoli, citrus fruits, avocado, okra, cauliflower,carrots for folic acid intake.
As you can see diet is so important to increase semen volume. Healthy and active life style, exercises and diet are important points that you can improve sperm cell quality and semen volume.