Eating a handful of nuts daily improves fertility in men, says study

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 5, 2018, 2:03 pm IST
Updated Jul 5, 2018, 2:03 pm IST
Nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, which are known to benefit sperm.
Its swimming ability was six per cent better and vitality also improved by four per cent. (Photo:AFP)
 Its swimming ability was six per cent better and vitality also improved by four per cent. (Photo:AFP)

A new study shows eating nuts significantly improves fertility in men.

According to the study, it also improved their swimmers’ movement, shape and energy levels, all factors which increase the odds of becoming a father.

 

Nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, which are known to benefit sperm.

The findings come from tests by Spanish researchers on 119 healthy young men.

They ate a Western diet but half were given a 60g mix of almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts. After 14 weeks, the nut group had a 16 per cent higher sperm count.

Its swimming ability was six per cent better and vitality also improved by four per cent.

Speaking about it, Dr Albert Salas-Huetos, of the University Rovira Virgili, told a fertility conference in Barcelona, “The findings support a beneficial role for nut consumption in sperm quality.”

The study adds to evidence that eating healthily with lots of fruit and veg can improve fertility.

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