All over the world, cases of infertility are rising. And an increasing number of couples wanting to have a child are queuing up outside fertility clinics to find solutions to their problems Changing lifestyle, bad diet, addiction to alcohol and tobacco, and lack of physical activities are all contributing to the infertility epidemic. Experts, however, believe that the problem is reversible. Men can improve their fertility and sperm health by improving their lifestyle and their diet.
And now, new research suggests that nuts could hold key to increasing male fertility. The findings of the research says that men who are planning to become fathers should regularly consume a diet comprising of 60 gm of assorted nuts such as walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts and cashews. A total of 119 healthy men between the ages 18 and 35 were studied for the test before the researchers came to this conclusion.
This simple addition to the diet can significantly improve the quality and volume of sperm cells, as well as their motility. The results of the research was presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of ESHRE in Barcelona showed that a nuts-rich diet could boost sperm count by almost 20 percent, the vitality of sperm cells by 5 percent, their mobility by six percent and the shape and size of sperm cells by one percent.
Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts and macademia nuts are nuggets of nutrition full of omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin B. These nutrients are important for improving the production of healthy sperm cells.
The lead researcher of the study, Dr. Albert Salas Huetos from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, in Spain has said that incorporating healthy lifestyle changes such as improving the diet might increases changes of conception. That’s why, men who plan on going the family way should start by improving nutrition. A handful of nuts every day will go a long way in improving male fertility.