November 29, 2012

Walnuts Improve Sperm Quality

A recent study published on line in the papers in press section of the journal, Biology of Reproduction (Biol Reprod. 2012. 112.101634) found that men who ate 75 grams (about two handfuls) of walnuts per day over the course of a year had significant improvement in sperm motility and morphology compared to men who did not add tree nuts to their daily diet over the same time period. Men with improved sperm parameters were also reported to have higher levels of mega-6 and omega-3 than men who did not consume walnuts.

Walnuts provide a particularly rich source of alpha-linolenic acid which is a natural plant source of omega-3 and may provide a convenient way of boosting men’s’ reproductive health. Have more questions on eating right for your fertility? Contact us today!

 

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Joseph A. Hill, III, M.D.

Joseph A. Hill, III, M.D. Board-Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility