BeliMen Vitality Smoothie for Him

There are so many fertility-friendly smoothies out there for the ladies, but what about the men? A good fertility diet is for men, too!

Beli and Lauren Manaker, registered dietician-nutritionist and author of Fueling Male Fertility, recently collaborated on a special Beli Vitality Smoothie for men’s health and fertility. This smoothie is full of superfoods scientifically proven to increase testosterone and increase sperm count and quality to help increase your chances of conception. This smoothie compliments your morning BeliMen Vitality vitamins wonderfully!

If you are trying to conceive, this Beli Vitality smoothie is a must for the guy. Even if they haven’t been diagnosed with low sperm count, it’s still important that he improves his sperm quality for optimal fertility and the health of your baby.

Male fertility matters because many experts say that 40-50% of infertility cases are due to male-factor causes. Ensuring both partners are doing what they can do to support their fertility is one of the best things a couple can do. There are many aspects of male fertility that are under your personal control.

In fact, maintaining a healthy body weight, managing stress, exercising regularly and eating an appropriate diet with the right nutrients will support overall male health and vitality.  Make a point to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a DAY for both men and women. Ideally, it would be two fruits and three veggies a day. Antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals are so important for fertility, and getting these from food is ideal. And Exercise. Moving your body is so good for your body and your mind during the process. 

“So many women carry all of the pressure on their shoulders and many men don’t make many changes to their life because they simply don’t know that they play such a big role in fertility.”

Here are the nutritional secrets to our male fertility smoothie:

Walnuts: They are an easy food to sneak in throughout the day and are super-portable. They have tons of features that are fertility-friendly: plant-based proteins, ALA omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, the list goes on and on!  They have been proven to improve sperm vitality. 

Jackfruit: Natural resource of vitamins E and C, which are both powerful antioxidants that boost sperm motility and the ability to penetrate the egg. 

Watermelon: Provides one of the most fertility fueling nutrients out there: Lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant that has been clinically proven to increase sperm concentration, motility and sperm morphology. 

Dates:  Dates provide natural antioxidants and help make the smoothie sweet without added sugar.

BeliMen Vitality SmoothieTM

Toss the following in a blender:

- 15 walnut halves
- 1/4 cup chopped dates
- 1 cup cubed fresh watermelon
- 7 frozen Jackfruit Bulbs
- 1/2 cup almond milk or skim milk (skim is recommended for men TTC)
- 1 cup of ice

    Blend and enjoy knowing that you are doing the best for your fertility health!

     

    Bottoms up!

    Your Beli Team

     

    Beli’s male fertility superfood smoothie was created in collaboration with Lauren Manaker.  Lauren Manaker is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (RDN), MS, LD, CLEC who focuses on reproductive health. Lauren authored the book “Fueling Male Fertility”, and is a counselor and consultant through her company, Nutrition Now. She is also a contributor on pregnantish.

    Lauren’s pride and joy is her four year-old daughter who was conceived after many IVF cycles. Lauren's mission is to help busy people get evidence-based nutrition information that isn't based on fads or "Dr. Google".

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