Want to give his sperm a boost? Break out the nutcracker and WALNUTS!

A recent study discovered that men who ate 75 grams of walnuts a day had increased sperm motility, morphology and a higher percentage of sperm vitality than those that did not. The study spanned over 12 weeks splitting the two groups of men into those that ate a Western-style diet, including walnuts and those that ate a Western-style diet without walnuts. After the 12 weeks, they conducted a semen analysis to compare against the initial semen analysis, but they also measured any change to the BMI, body weight or activity level in all of the men (where they discovered that the 75 grams a day did not have negative changes to the health of individual).  Read more about the study here: http://bit.ly/R49Ugj

The group that had a steady diet of walnuts saw an increase in their Omega-3′s and Omega-6′s, improvement to their sperm motility, morphology and an increase in sperm vitality. Are you one of the estimated 33% of couples (of all suffering from fertility issues) that has male fertility issues? There are a variety of ways to increase his intake of walnuts. Here are a couple of tips and/recipes:

- Add chopped walnuts to a morning yogurt, top off with blueberries or strawberries for a tasty treat.

-Add crushed walnuts to oatmeal.

-Sprinkle walnuts into a salad, they’ll add a yummy texture and flavor. Walnuts go great with summer salads.

-Saute walnuts with your favorite leafy greens like kale or spinach

-Crush walnuts and crust chicken with them, then bake in the oven for a delicious crunchy meal.

Not only are scientists discovering that there are benefits for male fertility from the walnut, but it has historically been linked to studies showing increased cardiovascular health and increased brain function are among some of the healthy benefits from it.

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