We hear a lot about “fertility control” these days, but where should we start?
The first thing we want you to do when starting fertility control is to review your diet. This is something that not only women but also men should do.
This is because both women and men can conceive more effectively if they build their bodies for pregnancy through diet. In this article, we will introduce the diet that you should pay attention to during fertility.
Fertility control is not just for women, but it’s for men, too!
Fertility control may have images of women, but in fact, men need to be involved in fertility control as well. This is because infertility is often caused by men.
When infertility is caused by men, about 90% of the reasons are due to impaired spermatogenesis, which is the inability to produce sperm properly. Impaired spermatogenesis leads to a decrease in sperm quality. Poor sperm quality leads to infertility.
Disorders of spermatogenesis can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, excessive alcohol intake, obesity, illness, and medications. Because fertility has been considered the role of women in the past, there is a lot of information on nutrients and supplements for women that women should consume.
However, there is still much that is unknown about men’s fertility. Men should also acquire knowledge about fertility control and cooperate with women in their efforts to improve their fertility.
The first step in fertility improvement starts with diet
The first important step in fertility control is to review your diet. Proper nutrition and body building will lead to fertility. Take a look back at your daily diet.
Do you eat only carbohydrates such as rice, rice bowls, udon noodles and ramen noodles? Also, be careful if you come home late due to overtime work or drinking after work, or if you eat irregularly.
First of all, try to eat three meals a day at a regular time, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Irregular eating habits can lead to poor concentration and attention span, and can also cause irritation and stress.
Stress can lead to decreased libido and lower sperm quality. Stress is one of the most important things to keep in mind during fertility, so review your diet and eat regularly to avoid stress.
3 essential nutrients
When reviewing your diet, there is one thing you must check. That is to review the quantity and quality of your intake of three nutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
By reviewing these three nutrients, you can ensure that you are eating a healthy and balanced diet. Let’s take a look at each of the three nutrients.
Protein is the second most abundant constituent of the body after water. Tissues such as muscles, organs, skin, and hair are made of protein. In addition, blood components, hormones, immune antibodies, enzymes, and genes are also made of proteins.
Protein is also the material for eggs and sperm, so it is a nutrient that must be consumed in the daily diet. The standard amount is said to be 1.0-1.5g per 1kg of body weight per day. Therefore, a person weighing 70 kg should consume 70 g per day, or 24 g per meal.
Although there is no danger of taking in too much fat unless your diet is extreme, excessive intake can cause obesity. Obesity decreases the probability of conception in both men and women. It also leads to ovulation problems and decreased sperm movement, concentration, and quantity, which increases the risk of miscarriage. As a precaution, do not eat too much fried food, and avoid margarine and shortening (found in pastries, etc.).
Too much carbohydrates can cause obesity. Even if you do not consume a lot of carbohydrates, eating only carbohydrates such as rice, bread, and ramen noodles will lead to a spike in blood glucose levels.
Be aware that a blood sugar spike can cause follicles to take longer to develop and may not ovulate as easily. Things to watch out for include not eating too much rice/bread/flour or sweets and making sure to consume whole grain foods.
To get pregnant, not only women but also men should take care of his thing such as dieting, stress and exercise. There are many causes of infertility in men’s side. Therefore, both should consider it seriously.