Plant-based food for fertility

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.

Vegetarian foods to increase fertility


What foods are good to boost fertility?


Lemons contain a lot of ascorbic acid

A proper diet can help promote higher fertility of the members of a couple.

Some food are specially suitable for a fertility diet because they contain some components that favor it. Among the components that would increase the fertility we can mention the following:

Vitamin c to increase fertility

Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) increases the quality of sperm to prevent oxidation and to avoid the formation of lumps. The best food because of their content of vitamin C are:

Other suitable food to boost fertility


Onions are very rich in arginine

Among the most interesting food to increase fertility, we have the food rich in the following components:

  • Arginine: It contributes in the creation of sperm.

Foods rich in arginine are: onions, garlic, asparagus, oats, cabbage, peppers, oranges, carrots, lettuce, apples, almonds, potatoes, beans, spinach, etc.

  • Carnitine:It increases testosterone, the male reproductive hormone.

Carnitine-rich foods include: garlic, onions, peppers, papaya, oats, coconut, citrus fruits (lemons, oranges and grapefruits), cucumbers, cabbage, pumpkins, pears.


An interesting salad to boost fertility. It contains tomato and other vegetables

  • Tryptophan: It is an aminoacid that is the best natural relaxant. It is the precursor of serotonin, a neurotransmitter.

Some foods that contain tryptophan are: garlic, onion, cashews, oats, cabbage, squash, chestnuts, citrus in general, tomatoes, figs, beans, mango, etc.

  • Zinc : It increases testosterone, the male reproductive hormone.

Foods rich in zinc are: celery, asparagus, borage, figs, potatoes, eggplant, etc.

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

14 September, 2020

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