Friday, October 21, 2011

Fruits, veggies and sperm

Your diet clearly influences your heart health.  It definitely influences liver health.  It certainly influences brain health.  Without a doubt, it influences your bone health.  Diet influences muscle health.  Now- there is compelling research that suggests that it also influences sperm health.  

After studying 188 men between ages 18-22, researchers found that those men who ate a healthy diet had sperm that were better "swimmers."  The sperm count and shape did not vary depending on the diet, but sperm from poor eaters moved around much less.  In other words, their motility was compromised.  

"The main overall finding of our work is that a healthy diet seems to be beneficial for semen quality," said Audrey J. Gaskins, lead author of the first study.  USA Today

While this research has been lacking previously, it should come as no surprise  Did we really think that nutrition could be vital to so many other cells and tissues in the body, EXCEPT for sperm?  

This research simply adds onto the millions of other reasons we should be eating well.

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