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Can nuts help male fertility?

Did you know that snacking on nuts may help increase your sperm concentration and quality?

Researched presented at the 2018 ESHRE conference in Spain last month has revealed that regular consumption of nuts may boost men’s fertility.

Fertility specialists in Spain assessed the sperm of 119 young men before and after a 14-week study during which half were randomly given an assortment of almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts to consume each day.

By the end of the study, the scientists found that the young men who had been assigned the daily mixed nuts to their diet had on average a 16% higher sperm count than those who did not consume the nuts.

The researchers also observed an improvement in the quality of the sperm including a reduced DNA fragmentation, adding more evidence to support the suggestions that diet has a significant impact on male infertility.

As past studies have shown, diets rich in omega-3, antioxidants and zinc have been linked to vast improvements in sperm quality (and therefore male fertility) and all these can be found in abundance in nuts.