Adding almonds to a man's diet diet can improve a man’s sperm count and male fertility.
A recent study from the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) revealed that a daily dose of almonds along with other tree nuts improve male fertility and sperm quality. The results of the study show that a diet that includes 60 grams of nuts every day can significantly boost the vitality, motility, and morphology of sperm, as well as the overall sperm count.
The study used a combination of 15 grams of almonds, 15 grams of hazelnuts, and 30 grams of walnuts produced similar sperm quality benefits as walnuts alone, which was demonstrated in a previous study, but with a 16 percent increase in sperm count. The experts noted that a mix of nuts may provide the most benefits and that almonds should be included for their zinc, a mineral that contributes to fertility.
Poor diets and environmental factors are connected to declining sperm counts and sperm quality across developed countries. Around one in every seven couples across the world struggle with fertility issues, and males are responsible for half of these cases.
“Having a healthy diet is an important, but often-overlooked piece of the fertility puzzle,” said dietitian Juliette Kellow. “This study shows that adding tree nuts like almonds offers a potentially easy way to boost male fertility and may help support couples trying to conceive.”
The investigation was focused on 119 healthy males between the ages of 18 and 35. The participants were split into two groups, one of which was instructed to eat the daily mix of 60 grams of nuts in addition to their regular diet. The second group was asked to avoid eating nuts altogether.
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