Nutritional Advice for Men?

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QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
Hi. I'm 31 years old, my husband and I are both planning to have kids soon. We've been trying for the last 3 months of our 3 year marriage to have a baby but unable to do so.

Question -- most articles refer to nutrition for women. Do you have any advise for men to assist women in conceiving? We would appreciate any information you may have.

Thanks.
Mom Wannabe

ANSWER

Hello Mom Wannabe!
Conception is just as much a man's issue as it is a woman's. Men too need to make lifestyle changes including a healthier diet. Other lifestyle habits such as alcohol intake, drug use, and cigarette smoking can also make conception more difficult.

Nutrition can have a big impact on the quality and potency of a man's sperm. Eating a healthy well-balanced diet everyday by including all of the food groups (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low fat or fat free dairy products) can definitely help to boost your chances!

Good Luck and thank you for your question!
-- Kimberly A. Tessmer, R.D., L.D.