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10 Benefits of Zinc for Men

Sperm on the Move

If fatherhood is in your future plans, it's not enough that you have a healthy sex drive and healthy sperm in sufficient numbers. Those little guys need to get moving.

Sperm motility refers to the strength and the endurance of sperm cells to swim toward the egg in order to fertilize it. And low sperm motility is one of the main causes of male infertility.

Sperm motility is measured differently than sperm count. Instead of a total count, sperm motility reflects the percentage of the sperm that are moving forward. If you have a sperm motility count below 50 percent, vitamin and nutrition deficiencies -- including inadequate levels of zinc -- could be part of the problem. Again, incorporate foods that are rich in zinc, such as seafood, liver and lean cuts of red meat, as well as nuts and grains, into your diet.