Is walnut increase sperm count?

Is walnut increase sperm count?

Is walnut increase sperm count?

10 kinds of food that “raise” men the most

[Introduction] To successfully “create a man”, high-quality sperm and good sexual ability are inseparable. A British survey shows that as many as 1/5 of adult men have low sperm count, and 1 in 6 couples may encounter fertility difficulties. In addition to actively improving your lifestyle, you might as well eat more foods that improve sperm quality and sexual performance in your life, which will help men get enough nutrition. “Life Times” specially invited Jiang Hui, director of the Andrology Center of Peking University Third Hospital, to recommend 10 kinds of essence-nourishing foods for male compatriots.

1 tomato

Tomatoes are the best food source of the antioxidant lycopene. A number of studies on male fertility have confirmed that lycopene can significantly improve the motility, activity and structure of sperm. Lycopene is more easily absorbed by eating cooked or processed tomatoes.

2 walnuts

Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. A study by the British Society for Reproductive Research found that eating about 75 grams of walnuts per day can improve the vitality, motility and morphology of sperm.

3 pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, which plays an important role in sperm growth and testosterone production. Pumpkin seeds also contain other important minerals and vitamins.

4 garlic, chives

Garlic, onions, leeks, etc. can be called “men’s food”. They not only have strong bactericidal ability, but also help the absorption of B vitamins, promote carbohydrate metabolism, and relieve fatigue. A study found that men who eat more allium vegetables have a lower risk of prostate cancer by half. Men should eat allium vegetables at least 3 times a week.

5 blueberries

The quercetin and resveratrol found in blueberries are powerful sources of anti-inflammatory antioxidants. Studies have shown that quercetin can maintain some indicators of sperm health, such as motility and quality; resveratrol has been shown to improve sperm motility.

6 deep sea fish

Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as sardines and salmon, can prevent blood clotting and lower triglycerides.

7 pomegranates

Pomegranates have long been considered a superfruit because they are rich in antioxidants. Studies have shown that pomegranate can increase testosterone levels, improve sperm quality, and increase libido in both men and women. A Turkish study showed that drinking pomegranate juice every day for seven weeks improved libido and sperm quality.

8 beef and mutton

Nutrition experts recommend that men take in 15 mg of zinc per day and women 11.5 mg. This is because male semen contains a lot of zinc, and zinc deficiency will affect the quantity and quality of sperm. In addition, zinc is not only a necessity for the synthesis of male hormones, but also plays an important role in protecting the prostate. Foods rich in zinc include beef, mutton and aquatic products.

9 Cruciferous Vegetables

These vegetables are rich in organic sulfides and have always been a healthy example of vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables help prevent the spread of prostate cancer cells and are best eaten raw or lightly cooked. It should be noted that when eating such vegetables, they should be chewed fully so that the health ingredients can be released better.

10 dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is rich in the amino acid L-arginine, which can increase ejaculate volume and improve sperm count and motility. And the higher the purity of the chocolate, the better the effect. ▲


Good news for men! Eating nuts daily may improve sperm quality


  A study has shown that eating nuts regularly can significantly improve the health of sperm in young men, the BBC reports. Men who consistently ate two handfuls of a mix of almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts a day improved their sperm count after 14 weeks, scientists have found.

It is reported that the background of this study is the decline of sperm count in Western men. The data shows that about one in seven couples have difficulty conceiving, and about 40-50% of infertility cases can be attributed to men. Scientists believe that the decline in sperm quality in Western men is related to pollution, smoking and diet, and a healthy diet can improve the chances of conception.

Scientists randomly divided 119 healthy men between the ages of 18 and 35 into two groups: one group added 60 grams (2 ounces) of nuts to their normal diet every day, while the other group did not change what they ate.

The results showed limited improvements in human sperm quality in the nut group: sperm count, vitality, motility and morphology all significantly improved by 14%, 4%, 6% and 1%. It is worth mentioning that these four indicators are parameters listed by WHO to measure sperm quality, which are related to male fertility.

Experts say the study also confirms that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and the B vitamin folic acid can improve fertility. Because nuts contain many of these nutrients. Dr Albert Salas-Huetos of the University of Rovira i Virgili in Spain, who led the study, said: “Following a healthy dietary pattern may help with conception.”

However, some researchers questioned the results, saying the participants in the study were all healthy, apparently fertile men. The potential benefits of nuts for men with difficult fertility needs further research. Allan Pacey, professor of andrology at the University of Sheffield, who was not involved in the study, said the men in the nut group may have made other positive changes to their lives as well, but these were not taken into account in the study.

Dr Virginia Bolton, a former consultant clinical embryologist at Guy’s Hospital in London, said the findings were “scientifically interesting” but it was impossible to say what impact they would have in terms of improving the chances of pregnancy. “But at the same time, until we have answers to our questions, we should all encourage all patients to stop drinking, quit smoking, and eat healthy,” she added.

The results of the study will be presented at the annual meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology in Barcelona. (Sun Huan/compile)


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