According to recent studies, sperm count in men of the west has dropped by 60% in the past 40 years. 10% of women, on the other hand, are said to be affected with infertility. While one-third of the interfertility cases are due to women, another one-third is due to men. And, the major reason is said to be poor dietary habits.
Men who drink a minimum of a quarter of cola on a regular basis report 30% lower sperm count than men who don't. Based on studies the caffeine and the high-fructose corn syrup in the cola are to blame.
High consumption of soy-based foods is known to lower sperm count by 32% in men per milliliter than men who do not eat soy-based foods.
Depending on canned food is another major reason of lower sperm counts in men. This is because canned food possesses a high level of bisphenol-A (BPA).
Men who eat junk food have traces of trans-fatty acids in their semen. This lowers the sperm count by 96%.
Men who eat fish and produce diet have much lower sperm count than those men who consume a traditional Dutch diet.
Women who consume high-calorie dairy products are 85% more prone to infertility than those women who eat low-fat or no dairy products.
Women who drink less than one serving of whole milk in a week have a higher risk of being infertile than women who consume at least one serving of whole milk per day.
Women who drink a minimum of one alcoholic beverage per day are 50% more exposed to infertility as compared to women who don't.
Women who love to consume microwave popcorn are 70% to 134% more prone to infertility than those who don't.