How to boost your fertility
Mentally, you might be stuck in first gear, but you can rev fertility up by quaffing the juice of half a lemon in a mug of hot water. “This will accelerate your liver’s removal of oestrogen, a major male fertility saboteur,” says complementary therapist and author Emma Cannon. “It’s most potent drunk on an empty stomach.”
How do you like your eggs in the morning? Forgo your weekend fry-up and go soft boiled instead. “Eggs contain a full spectrum of amino acids, helping to stimulate sperm production,” says nutritional therapist Maria Griffiths. “Avoid frying though, as it’s harder for you to absorb the nutrients.”
Make a deposit in your sperm bank with a daily CoEnzyme Q10 supplement. Fertility consultant Zita West says: “This fuels the mitochondria in your sperm cells.” No, those aren’t the microscopic life forms bestowing Jedi powers, but rather your swimmers’ energy packs. Go for Wellman Conception
Load your pistol with pomegranate: it’s an all-round fertility booster. Studies show the fruit lifts your libido, increases blood flow, and its polyphenols keep sperm healthy, too. Riper fruit tends to be denser in nutrients, so cop a feel before you get down to business.
“Add the Turkish get-up to your workout” says PT Ian Mellis. “The high intensity will cause a testosterone surge.” And that will ramp up your sex drive. Hold a dumbbell in one hand over your head. Slowly lower, kneeling first, then lying face up. Return to the start, keeping your arm fixed. Do six reps each side.