18 Foods to Eat for Elevating Sperm Count

17. Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is luxurious and delicious. Not only is it great tasting, but it can help men with a low sperm count. It contains a chemical called L-Arginine HCL. This is an amino acid which is related to the arginine we find in walnuts. Men (and women) who have tried it say they experience more intense and satisfying orgasms.

The L-Arginine HCL amino acid has been proven to double the volume of semen and sperm the male reproductive system produces. Dark chocolate can also help improve the motility of sperm cells, giving them a better chance of reaching the egg.

Dark chocolate is also rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants fight off the free radical cells that try to destroy the sperm cells. Dark chocolate has levels of antioxidants as high as those found in pomegranates.

Indulging in too much dark chocolate should be avoided, though. It can make you gain weight. Being overweight or obese is a risk factor for a low sperm count. As with just about anything in life, moderation is the key when it comes to dark chocolate.