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Low Sperm Count: 10 Home Remedies for Thin and Watery Semen


Having a low sperm count implies that the fluid (semen) which ejaculates when you have an orgasm contains a below normal quantity of sperm.

A low sperm count is also known as oligospermia while a complete lack of semen is referred to as azoospermia. If your sperm count is less than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen, it is considered lower than normal.

Having a low sperm count means your sperm has a lower chance of fertilizing your partner’s egg, hence impregnating her.

10 Home Remedies for Thin and Watery Semen

  1. Fructose-Rich Foods

Fructose is among the major components of semen. This means that you need to go for fructose-rich foods to render your diet good in terms of semen thickness. You can replenish your lack of enough fructose by eating food rich in carbohydrates.

Eat fruits and vegetables because they are rich in sources of fructose. Apple, pears, grapes, berries, dates, mango, pineapple guava, and watermelon are excellent sources of fructose. The same goes for cucumber, tomato, cabbage, lettuce, and onions.

  1. Dried Dates and Milk

Soak 5 to 7 dry dates (chihuahua) in milk for about 2 to 3 hours or until they become soft.  Consume them with milk daily to alleviate thinning of semen. Dates are packed with carbohydrates and dietary fibers. They also have ample amounts of Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and some small levels of Vitamin A1. Dates also improve overall energy level and sexual stamina.

  1. Zinc Rich Foods

Zinc deficiency also leads to thinning of semen. Oyster, lamb (mutton), almonds, peanuts, cashews, pine nuts(chilgoza), and sunflower seeds will enrich you with zinc.

  1. Selenium Rich Foods

If you want your sperm to thicken, go for selenium. To get selenium, eat the following: brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, oyster, lamb(mutton), fish(salmon, sardines and tuna), eggs, wheat germ, barley, chicken, oats, brown rice, and onion.

5.      Vitamin C Rich Foods


Also, men with Vitamin C deficiency may have semen thinning. So, eat more Vitamin C-rich foods like oranges, tangerines, limes, lemons, papayas, guava, strawberries, grapefruit, black currants, mangoes, collard greens, green and red peppers. This list also includes broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, and watercress.

6.      Vitamin E Rich Foods


Eat Vitamin E rich foods to cure the problem of thin and watery semen. So many natural oils such as olive oil, sesame, safflower, soybean, sunflower, peanut, and corn are naturally packed with Vitamin E. Certain nuts and seeds also come with a good amount of Vitamin E.

Also eat almonds, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds to get Vitamin E. Margarine, butter, eggs, wheat germ, wheat germ oil, corn, soya, yams, and fortified cereals are perfect sources as well. Consider eating green vegetables like spinach and broccoli and avocados, mangoes and sweet potatoes for ample amounts of Vitamin E too.

7.      Vitamin B12 Rich Foods


Vitamin B12 deficiency may also result in thin and watery semen. Try eating foods rich in Vitamin B12 such as liver, kidney, eggs, yogurt, cheese, dairy products, non-fat dry milk, clams, oysters, fish, salmon, and sardines.

8.      Reduce your Stress Level


Avoid stress because high levels of stress are also responsible for hormonal imbalance which causes thinning of semen. To reduce your stress levels, be positive minded and practice yoga and meditation regularly.

  1. Regular Exercise Along with Healthy Foods


You need to exercise to strengthen your body muscles and enough semen production. Regular exercise not only overcomes the problem of thinning semen but also reduces your overall stress level.

10.  Proper Sleep


Try your best to sleep well every day. 6 to 8 hours of sleep are essential for the health of your brain and a healthy brain contributes to the releases a balanced amount of sex hormones which helps in the proper thickening of your semen.

Some precautions and useful tips when eating these foods include avoiding fructose if you are diabetic, masturbation as it reduces your semen and sperm quality, smoking and excessive alcohol.


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