Nuts for your Nuts?!

Sperm quality improved by adding nuts to diet, study says

Man with bowl of walnuts

A recent study has identified how eating nuts regularly as a regular part of a healthy diet could improve sperm health.

119 healthy men between 18 and 35 were randomly divided into a "+nuts" group and a "no changes" group. The +nuts group added 2oz (60g) of nuts a day to their normal diet.

The +nuts group improved sperm:

- count by 14%

- vitality by 4%

- motility by 6%

One hypothesis is the nuts boosted beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and the B vitamin folate, which other studies have shown to improve fertility.

"Evidence is accumulating in the literature that healthy lifestyle changes such as following a healthy dietary pattern might help conception," said Dr Albert Salas-Huetos, from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, in Spain, who led the study.

 Link to the BBC Article