Researchers from Harvard University, USA, to investigate the influence of a number of fruit and food for sperm health. The result, they found that carrots are the best food can increase sperm fertility. Carrots have even the most high-motility effects. Motility is a term used to describe the ability of sperm 'swim' reaching the egg.
Tips To A Healthy Relationship - In the study, researchers asked nearly 200 young men to a diet that contains a variety of types of fruit and vegetables. Effect of fruit and vegetables was then tested to see the effects on sperm. Known, colored yellow and orange foods can help sperm stronger.
Is attributed to the influence of pigments called carotenoids. Therefore, the body converts some of antioxidants that improve health. Among the antioxidants are beta carotene, an antioxidant that can be converted into vitamin A. Well, antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals, ie groups of atoms that are damaging byproducts of metabolism and can damage cell membranes and DNA.
Sweet potato and melon can improve the quantity and quality of sperm, but the effect is the carrot he can improve the performance of sperm between 6.5 to 8 percent. "In a population of healthy men, intake of carotenoids was associated with higher sperm motility," said the researcher, as reported by the Daily Mail, Thursday, October 31, 2013. "Our data suggest that dietary carotenoids can have a positive influence on the influence of cement."
Red fruits and vegetables, especially tomatoes, which contain lycopene anticancer chemicals known to reduce sperm shape abnormalities.
"They contribute between 8-10 percent 'normalize' sperm," says the researcher. Of course, they continue, this could make a significant difference in couples who have a problem to have a baby.
The research was published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. Of course this is good news. Therefore, the study comes amid reports that say the quality and quantity of male sperm has decreased in Western countries. Some studies show that an average reduction of more than half.