The fattier the fish, the better because the same fatty acids that make fish such healthy choices for everything from your heart to your eyes to your brain are also positively critical to your fertility.
The omega-3 fatty acid (DHA) is one of the building blocks of sperm a study on mice shows how it's also a key part of the acrosome, which is what enables the sperm to penetrate the egg.
When the mice were denied DHA, they produced fewer sperm and the ones they did create were misshapen, rendering them infertile.
But when DHA was put back into their diets, they began to produce again.
Human studies have also shown how high levels of these essential fatty acids can boost fertility.
One study found that fertile men tended to have higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids, while infertile men had higher levels of omega-6 fatty acids.
And with diets heavy in grain fed animals most of us get less of the omega-3s and far more of the undesirable omega-6 fatty acids.
Switch to fresh all-natural grass-fed meats.
Omega-3 fatty acids aren't the only answers. Male fertility and studies have shown that high levels of vitamin D can boost the speed and forward motion of sperm, an essential trait called motility.
Other studies show that junk food, soda and the BPA used to line canned goods (including soda cans) can slash sperm levels.
Thanks for the advice. We try to eat healthy as much as possible. The problem is that I think my husband has some kind of genetic disorder which has affected his fertility. We decided to go for acupuncture to see whether it could at least help us lower his FSH level. He has been taking various supplements as well - vitamin c, cod liver oil with vitamin d and zinc.
So hopefully everything that we are doing helps to improve our chances of conceiving at least with ivf because at the moment our chances are very minimal.